Flap reconstruction for esophageal perforation following anterior cervical plate fixation

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Abstract

Anterior cervical plate fixation is a common surgical treatment for cervical spine trauma, disc herniation, or cervical spondylosis. Esophageal perforation following anterior cervical plate fixation is a rare but serious complication. Management of esophageal perforation is controversial; however, we suggest treating most cases surgically because this condition is slow to heal and often fatal. We managed 2 cases of esophageal perforation following anterior cervical plate fixation by flap reconstruction with the pectoralis major muscle in one case and a jejunal free flap in the other. Here, we report our experience and review the surgical indications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume73
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Anterior cervical plate fixation
  • Esophageal perforation
  • Jejunal free flap
  • Pectoralis major flap
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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