Two pediatric cases of pyriform sinus fistula cured with a curved laryngoscope

Kosuke Uno, Yasutomo Araki, Koji Inagaki

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Abstract

Pyriform sinus fistula is a rare congenital disease that causes recurrent cervical abscess or acute thyroiditis. Treatment of the disease is complete extirpation of the fistula but its detection is very difficult because it is present at the apex of the hypopharynx with hard adhesions due to inflammation. So treatment by simple incision and drainage is invariably unsuccessful. We used a curved laryngoscope with endoscope and achieved complete extirpation of the fistula under a good view in each case. Use of a curved laryngoscope with endoscope may facilitate the proper treatment of pyriform sinus fistula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan)
Volume85
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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