Use of a free jejunal graft for oesophageal reconstruction following perforation after cervical spine surgery: case report and review of the literature

@article{Kntscher2003UseOA,
  title={Use of a free jejunal graft for oesophageal reconstruction following perforation after cervical spine surgery: case report and review of the literature},
  author={Dr. M. V. K{\"u}ntscher and Detlev Erdmann and Wolfgang Boltze and Guenter K. Germann},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={543-548}
}
Study design: Single-subject (male, 16 years of age) case.Objectives: To demonstrate a suitable method for oesophageal repair after perforation as a complication of anterior spinal fusion in an individual with quadriplegia, and to review the literature on oesophageal perforation and repair.Setting: University hospital, large trauma centre with departments for spinal injuries and reconstructive surgery in Germany.Methods: A free jejunal graft used for oesophageal reconstruction in a post… CONTINUE READING

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