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January 1987

Functional Evaluation of Pharyngoesophageal Reconstructive Techniques

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Schechter), Surgery (Dr Baker), and Plastic Surgery (Dr Gilbert), East Virginia Medical School, Norfolk.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(1):40-44. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860010044012
Abstract

• This work represents a 12-year experience from the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, with 115 patients who had pharyngoesophageal resections for cancer treatment. Each patient received reconstruction by one of four major techniques: deltopectoral flaps (n = 43), pectoralis myocutaneous flaps (n = 36), gastric pull-ups (n = 19), and free jejunal autografts (n = 17). An analysis of the procedures with emphasis on the functional results indicates that each technique has advantages in specific circumstances. Guidelines for the application of these techniques are presented.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:40-44)

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