• Reconstruction of the pharynx and cervical esophagus is a surgical challenge associated with high complications, multiple-staged procedures, and prolonged hospitalizations. In a series of cases, single-stage transfer-free jejunal graft reconstructions had a 85% success rate with low complications in a series of patients who received preoperative, postoperative, and curative radiation treatment. There are advantages to this reconstruction procedure; however, there can also be complications.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:476-481)
The reviewers of this article have suggested that this procedure is more appropriately within the capability of only the most well-trained and proficient surgeons.—Ed.
Fred M. S. McConnel, T. Roderick Hester, Foad Nahai, Maurice J. Jurkiewicz, Robert G. Brown. Free Jejunal Grafts for Reconstruction of Pharynx and Cervical Esophagus. Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(8):476–481. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790440016004