Repair of limited or segmental defects of the cervical esophagus with mucosa-lined flaps

Thomas G. Winek, Truman M. Sasaki, Harvey W. Baker, Donald B. McConnell, Richard A. Yeager, Clifford S. Canepa

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Abstract

Repair of limited cervical esophageal defects can now be accomplished safely with mucosa-lined flaps. Free jejunal grafts have demonstrated excellent durability and function for circumferential defects. The axial cheek flap and laryngeal flap have also shown excellent functional results for noncircumferential defects. In addition, all three of these procedures offer the advantage of immediate reconstruction. The size of the esophageal defect, the physical condition of the patient, and the rehabilitative goals are critical in patient selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume154
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1987

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Winek, T. G., Sasaki, T. M., Baker, H. W., McConnell, D. B., Yeager, R. A., & Canepa, C. S. (1987). Repair of limited or segmental defects of the cervical esophagus with mucosa-lined flaps. The American Journal of Surgery, 154(1), 130-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9610(87)90302-3