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April 1979

Skin Flap Esophagostomy: A New Procedure

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Washington and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Seattle.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(4):200-202. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790160034008

• Stoma formation in cervical esophagostomy can be accomplished without tension with the use of cervical skin rotation flaps to form a skin-lined tube. This procedure was performed on six patients; salivary leakage was less, and tube insertion was easier than in patients who had standard esophagostomy procedures. We discuss the indications and contraindications for esophagostomy.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:200-202, 1979)

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