Friedman M, Venkatesan TK, et al (Rush Presbyterian-St.Luke’s Med Ctr, Chicago; Illinois Masonic Med Ctr, Chicago)
Early Detection and Treatment of Postoperative Pharyngocutaneous Fistula.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 121: 378-380, 1999
This is postoperative complication which causes morbidity and prolonged stay in hospital was studied in 200 operated patients. Complete medical records were found in 138 patients.
Common factor noted was development of fever in the first 48 hrs and was derived to be predictable cause of fistula in absence of other factors.