CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25

Combined turnover and deltopectoral flap in closure of persistent pharyngocutaneous fistula


1 Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Unit, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
2 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ayodele Oludare Ogunkeyede
Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0794-9316.193737

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Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is an infrequent complication of salvage total laryngectomy with associated increased morbidity. Chemoradiation for advanced laryngeal cancer is associated with increased incidence of PCF. In this case report, we present the first successful repair of a major PCF with prior chemoradiation therapy after multiple attempts at repair of the fistula in our health-care service.


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