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November 1975

Reconstruction of Upper Cervical Esophagus

Author Affiliations

From the departments of otolaryngology (Drs Rubinstein and Creter) and pediatrics (Dr Rotem), The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and Tel Aviv University Medical School, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(11):695-697. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780400053015

• We describe a surgical technique for reconstruction of the upper cervical esophagus after a segment has been excised. The technique involves the downward rotation of a full thickness pharyngeal flap to close the defect. The flap is obtained from the posterior wall of the hypopharynx and oropharynx. We describe a case in which this technique was used.

(Arch Otolaryngol 101:695-697, 1975)