Improved repair of cervical esophageal fistula complicating anterior spinal fusion: Free omental flap compared with pectoralis major flap. Report of four cases

Russell R. Reid, José Dutra, David B. Conley, Stephen L. Ondra, Gregory A. Dumanian*

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Abstract

Esophageal injury is a serious complication of anterior cervical fusion. A team approach to the management of these cases is described. The authors performed spinal assessment, control of the fistula, and interposition of a vascularized flap between the spine and the esophagus. They compared the overall efficacy of the pectoralis major flap (pedicled; two cases) and omental flap (free; two cases).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume100
Issue number1 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Keywords

  • Anterior cervical fusion
  • Esophagus
  • Fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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