Delayed hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforation after anterior spinal fusion: primary repair reinforced by pedicled pectoralis major flap.

@article{Pichler2006DelayedHA,
  title={Delayed hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforation after anterior spinal fusion: primary repair reinforced by pedicled pectoralis major flap.},
  author={Wolfgang Pichler and A Sibylle Maier and Thomas Rappl and Hans Gunther Clement and Wolfgang Grechenig},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={E268-70}
}
STUDY DESIGN This report documents a case of delayed hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforation after anterior spinal fusion and reviews relevant literature. OBJECTIVES Presentation of an alternative solution of primary repair and reinforcement of a delayed esophageal and hypopharyngeal perforation after anterior spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Anterior plating is generally used for stabilization after cervical spine trauma. Esophageal and hypopharyngeal perforation is a rare but… CONTINUE READING
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