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Table 4 Patient outcomes

From: A novel surgical approach for hypopharyngeal carcinoma resection via the paraglottic space

Variable No. of patients (%)
Pharyngocutaneous fistula 29 (6.8)
Postoperative infection 13 (3.1)
Chyle leakage 9 (2.1)
Hemorrhage in the tracheotomy region 4 (0.9)
Granulation hyperplasia of the pharynx 4 (0.9)
Preserved laryngeal function 346 (81.2)
Decannulation 272/346 (78.6)
Restore to oral diet (d)
FOSS* score 16.4
 0–2 365 (85.7)
 3–4 45 (10.6)
 5 16 (3.7)
  1. FOSS*, functional outcomes wallowing scale [8]