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Treatment of Postoperative Fistula and Stricture with Myocutaneous Flap

  • H.-C. Chen
  • M.-J. Shieh
  • Y.-B. Tang
  • C.-H. Chang
  • M. S. Noordhoff
Conference paper

Abstract

Complications after reconstruction of the esophagus such as fistula and stricture are troublesome to both patients and surgeons. They can be treated in selected cases with transposition of myocutaneous flaps like latissimus dorsi [1] or pectoralis major [2]. The myocutaneous flap provides a skin patch for the inner lining of the esophagus, as well as abundant muscle of good blood supply to close the wound, which is an infection focus [3]. A series of 12 cases were treated in this way with satisfactory results.

Keywords

Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Flap Myocutaneous Flap Pectoralis Major Muscle Anterior Chest Wall 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    McCraw JB, Penix JO, Baker JW (1978) Repair of major defects of the chest wall and spine with the latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. Plast Reconstr Surg 62:197–206PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Arnold PG, Pairolero PC (1979) Use of the pectoralis major muscle flaps to repair defects of the anterior chest wall. Plast Reconstr Surg 63:205–213PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Mathes SJ, Alpert BS, Chang N (1982) Use of the muscle flap in chronic osteomyelitis: experimental and clinical correlation. Plast Reconstr Surg 69:815–829PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-C. Chen
    • 1
  • M.-J. Shieh
    • 1
  • Y.-B. Tang
    • 1
  • C.-H. Chang
    • 1
  • M. S. Noordhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryChang Gung Memorial HospitalTaipei, TaiwanChina

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