Endoscopic stapling for pharyngeal pouch: Does it make the cut?
A Aly, PG Devitt, DI Watson, GG Jamieson, JR Bessell, A Chew, S Krishnan
ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2004
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic stapling to treat pharyngeal pouch is a relatively new technique with the potential to reduce the morbidity associated with the open approach for pharyngeal pouch. Despite enthusiasm for the endoscopic approach there have been no series reported in Australia, and descriptions of outcomes and benefits are currently anecdotal. The aim of the present study was to determine the outcome associated with endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch in an Australian setting. METHODS: All patients admitted for endoscopic stapling for a pharyngeal pouch between 1998 and 2002 by surgeons from the Adelaide and Flinders Universities were identified, and their medical records were review..View full abstract