Repair of cervical esophageal perforation using longus colli muscle flap: a case report of a patient with cervical spinal cord injury.

@article{Haku2008RepairOC,
  title={Repair of cervical esophageal perforation using longus colli muscle flap: a case report of a patient with cervical spinal cord injury.},
  author={Takamitsu Haku and Shin'ya Okuda and Fumiaki Kanematsu and Takenori Oda and Akira Miyauchi and Tomio Yamamoto and Motoki Iwasaki},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={831-5}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Perforation of the esophagus after anterior cervical spine surgery is a rare, but well-recognized complication. The management of esophageal perforation is controversial, and either nonoperative or operative treatment can be selected. PURPOSE Several reports have described the use of a sternocleidomastoid muscle flap for esophageal repair. In this case report, we describe a longus colli muscle flap as a substitute for a sternocleidomastoid flap in a patient with an… CONTINUE READING

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