REPAIR OF A LARGE PHARYNGOCUTANEOUS FISTULA WITH THE FREE DORSALIS PEDIS FLAP
Önder Tan 1 * , Bekir Atik 2, Duygu Ergen 1
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1 Ataturk University Medical Faculty, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Yuzuncu Yil University Faculty of Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Van, Turkey
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Abstract

Postoperative pharyngocutaneous fistulas are the relatively frequent complications of total laryngo-oesophagectomy. Despite various treatment strategies have been mentioned in the literature, ideal method for closure of the large pharyngocutaneous fistulas is still controversial. In this report we have succesfully closed a large pharyngocutaneous fistula with free dorsalis pedis flap after ablation of oesophageal cancer.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82428

EUR J GEN MED, 2007 - Volume 4 Issue 1, pp. 39-43

Publication date: 15 Jan 2007

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