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Case report
Tips for improving access in endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch
  1. Bassem Mettias and
  2. Javed Uddin
  1. ENT, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Bassem Mettias; bassemadel{at}


Endoscopic stapling is the preferred technique for treatment of symptomatic pharyngeal pouches. The use of stapling with a standard pharyngoscope can be successful in difficult access patients. This modification of the technique can prevent the conversion of an endoscopic approach to an open approach.

  • ear
  • nose and throat
  • endoscopy
  • oesophagus

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  • Contributors BM (ENT Specialty Registrar) is the main and corresponding author. JU is the responsible consultant for the new technique and supervision of final draft of the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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