Surgical repair of long-segment cervical esophageal injury with a sternocleidomastoid myocutaneous flap.

@article{Snchez2012SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical repair of long-segment cervical esophageal injury with a sternocleidomastoid myocutaneous flap.},
  author={J. A. Gonz{\'a}lez S{\'a}nchez and Lucian Panait},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={305-7}
}
We present a useful technique for the surgical management of long-segment cervical esophageal tears using a sternocleidomastoid flap with overlying skin patch. The flap is easily accessible, customizable, and offers the ability to repair long segments of cervical and upper thoracic esophageal injuries.