Background: Our prospective cohort study assesses patient-reported outcomes following an open approach (cricopharyngeal myotomy with pouch inversion) or endoscopic stapling (ES) of pharyngeal pouches.
Methods: Patients with pharyngeal pouches who were treated with either ES or an open cricopharyngeal myotomy (OM) were recruited over a 4-year period. Patients completed a modified SWAL-QOL questionnaire pre-operatively and 6 weeks post-operatively and a post-operative Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) questionnaire.
Results: Fifty-five patients were included, 11 in the endoscopic group and 44 in the open group. The average change in modified SWAL-QOL was 31.6 in the ES group and 36.1 in the OM group. The GBI score was 33.6 and 38.3 in the endoscopic and open groups respectively.
Conclusions: This study suggests that open surgery leads to greater or equal patient satisfaction in the modified SWAL-QOL score and the GBI score when compared to endoscopic surgery. Both methods confer significant improvement in a validated quality-of-life measure.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Otolaryngology(Hong Kong)|
|Early online date||4 Jun 2020|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2020|
- Deglutition disorders
- Prospective studies
- Quality of life
- Zenker diverticulum