Treatment of Postoperative Fistula and Stricture with Myocutaneous Flap
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  or pectoralis major . 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 . A series of 12 cases were treated in this way with satisfactory results.