Modified pharyngogastrostomy by a stapler technique.
Sallum RA, Coimbra FJ, Herman P, Montagnini AL, Machado MA.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 2006 Jun;32(5):540-543.



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Pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy is the gold standard treatment for the majority of larynx, pharynx and cervical esophagus advanced tumours. Reconstruction of these pharyngoesophageal defects is complex, and implicates additional time, morbity and mortality to the procedure. Gastric pull up and pharyngogastrostomy with hand sewing technique is the commonest way of doing it. The authors describe a modified technique to execute it using a stapler device.