Pharyngocutaneous fistula repair: case report and review of management strategies

Raj Nagarkar, Gauri Sayaji Kokane, Ashvin Wagh, Shrikant Vanjari, Sachin Bansod


Incidence of post chemoradiation salvage laryngectomy complication rate is 3%-65%. It is most common but most annoying complication after salvage laryngectomy for surgeon to manage. When conservative measures fail to repair the fistula surgical means have to be considered. But even after surgical correction it takes time to heal due to local conditions. Here we present a case of surgical repair of pharyngocutaneous fistula and review of various management strategies.


PCF, Pharyngocutaneous, Fistula, SCM Flap

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