Sternocleidomastoid muscle flap in esophageal perforation repair after cervical spine surgery: concepts, techniques, and personal experience.


STUDY DESIGN A retrospective report was conducted on clinical and instrumental data of 3 patients treated for esophageal perforation after anterior cervical spine surgery. OBJECTIVE To define indications and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of surgical repair of esophageal perforations by means of sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle flap in the setting… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e31815c5f96


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