Laser-assisted management of a symptomatic anterior pharyngeal diverticulum

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-932
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume131
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

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Zenker Diverticulum
Lasers
Laryngectomy
Deglutition Disorders
Incidental Findings
Deglutition
Lung Neoplasms
Recurrence
Survival

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Laser-assisted management of a symptomatic anterior pharyngeal diverticulum. / Pujary, K.; Agarwal, A. C.; Balakrishnan, R.; Bhandarkar, A.

In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol. 131, No. 10, 01.10.2017, p. 930-932.

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