Peter J. Koltai MD, FACS, FAAP

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  • DERMAL GRAFT FOR PROTECTION OF THE PHARYNGEAL SUTURE LINE IN CANCER-SURGERY OF THE HEAD AND NECK OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Koltai, P. J., LEIPZIG, B. 1981; 89 (2): 260-263

    Abstract:

    We studied the effect of free buried dermal grafts to primary pharyngeal closures among 24 nonirradiated patients undergoing radical head and neck surgery to determine if this technique would reduce the incidence of postoperative pharyngocutaneous fistula. For a control group we selected 23 patients who had undergone similar operations as the patients in the study group, but who did not have dermis used for pharyngeal protection. Our results indicate that dermal grafts do not alter the incidence of fistulization following cancer surgery of the head and neck.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981LQ10900016

    View details for PubMedID 6787522

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