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Using Intestinal Segments During Secondary Salvage Procedures After Failed Reconstructions of the Cervical Esophagus
Yang and colleagues investigated the use of intestinal flaps for the reconstruction of the cervical esophagus. They reviewed 22 patients with intestinal segments used to salvage failed primary esophagus reconstruction. There was one case of flap failure. The majority of patients did not have any major postoperative complications, and in 21 patients the esophageal continuity and oral intake was successfully restored.