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March 1958

Endoesophageal Skin Graft in Corrosive Strictures

Author Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto, and The Hospital for Sick Children (Dr. Fearon); Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto; Surgeon-in-Chief, The Hospital for Sick Children; Chief Consultant, Surgery, Royal Canadian Air Force (Dr. Farmer).

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(3):374-380. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010382017

Although strictures of the esophagus due to corrosives in recent years are relatively less frequent than in the past, owing largely to the efforts of Dr. Chevalier Jackson, nevertheless strictures due to such materials still occur.1,2 In our department at The Hospital for Sick Children in the past five years, although we have had 19 patients with strictures of the esophagus due to corrosives, strictures due to congenital abnormalities of the esophagus have been seen more commonly. Most noteworthy in this respect is stricture following the operation for tracheoesophageal fistula with stenosis of the esophagus and that following surgery on the esophagus where an anastomosis is carried out. In this period, treatment by dilatation has been necessary for 35 patients following operation for tracheoesophageal fistula, 8 patients with stricture as a result of hiatal hernia or congenital short esophagus, and 3 patients with stricture following other surgery.

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