We present a useful technique for the surgical management of long-segment cervical esophageal tears using a sternocleidomastoid flap with overlying skin patch. The flap is easily accessible, customizable, and offers the ability to repair long segments of cervical and upper thoracic esophageal injuries.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine