Laser-assisted Management of a Symptomatic Anterior Pharyngeal Diverticulum

Pujary, Kailesh and Balakrishnan, R and Bhandarkar, A (2017) Laser-assisted Management of a Symptomatic Anterior Pharyngeal Diverticulum. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 131. pp. 930-932.

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Background: Dysphagia is a relatively common symptom following laryngectomy. An anterior pharyngeal diverticulum is a rare cause of post- laryngectomy dysphagia. However, it is often an incidental finding on rigid telescopic examination.Methods and results: This article describes two patients with a symptomatic anterior pharyngeal diverticulum. They were treated by transoral micro-endoscopic potassium titanyl phosphate 532 nm laser assisted resection. Both patients could take feeds orally after the procedure without any difficulty. One patient died one and a half years after the procedure because of secondary lung cancer. The other patient died after three years as a result of regional recurrence. The patients were able to swallow during their survival period post treatment.Conclusion: Laser-assisted micro-endoscopic resection is a relatively safe, quick and effective procedure for the management of anterior pharyngeal diverticulum

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diverticulum; Dysphagia; Laryngectomy; Lasers
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 06:40
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 06:40

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