Surgical repair of long-segment cervical esophageal injury with a sternocleidomastoid myocutaneous flap

Juan A. Sanchez, Lucian Panait

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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