neopharynx

neopharynx

(nē-ō-făr′ĭnks)
A surgically reconstructed pharynx. The surgery re-establishes the integrity of the throat after laryngectomy.
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Barium swallow demonstrated its connection with the neopharynx.
These pressures increased for the participant with a total laryngectomy and chemoradiation, resulting in the ability to clear thicker liquid consistencies from the neopharynx but did not approach those recorded for a normal control.
17) They found that the risk of a pharyngocutaneous fistula was associated with the use of a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap to reconstruct the neopharynx, primary disease in the piriform sinus, and extensive soft-tissue infiltration.
9%) had undergone traditional suture closure of the neopharynx (suture group) and 16 patients (38.
While total laryngectomy is a time-honored treatment for laryngeal cancer, the optimal technique for achieving mucosal closure of the neopharynx has been a topic of debate.
We excluded all cases in which the patient required a locoregional or free-tissue transfer reconstruction of the neopharynx.
A cervical approach might also have resulted in an inadvertent entry into the neopharynx.
TEP allows for direct visualization of the surgical site in the neopharynx throughout the duration of the procedure, thereby ensuring maximum safety and appropriate and immediate placement of the voice prosthesis.
When they do, the transnasal esophagoscope is lubricated and passed into the neopharynx.