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Head and Neck
Pharyngeal pouch surgery: A combined open and endoscopic approach†
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2012
Copyright © 2012 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 122, Issue 4, pages 810–812, April 2012
How to Cite
Dale, O. T., Burgess, C. A. and Corbridge, R. J. (2012), Pharyngeal pouch surgery: A combined open and endoscopic approach. The Laryngoscope, 122: 810–812. doi: 10.1002/lary.23199
- Issue published online: 20 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 29 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 25 OCT 2011
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Pharyngeal pouches are common, particularly in the elderly population, in whom they can cause significant morbidity. The advanced age of many patients and existing comorbidities mean that in some cases neither open nor endoscopic pouch stapling is possible. We present a technique of combined open and endoscopic pharyngeal pouch surgery, which may be used when other therapeutic options are limited. Laryngoscope, 2012