Comparison of clinical and functional outcomes and hospital costs following pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh free flap versus the jejunal flap.

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BACKGROUND Pharyngoesophageal defects are commonly reconstructed with free jejunal or fasciocutaneous flaps, with various outcomes, and a direct comparison is lacking. METHODS Fifty-seven circumferential pharyngoesophageal reconstructions with an anterolateral thigh flap (n = 26 patients) performed by a single surgeon or jejunal flap (n = 31 patients… (More)

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