The supraclavicular artery island flap (SCAIF) is a versatile pedicled flap that can be an excellent alternative to free flap reconstruction in complex head and neck defects. We use the SCAIF routinely as a first-line option for many of our soft tissue head and neck reconstructions. Here we describe a novel application of dual SCAIFs used in series for proximal esophageal reconstruction. This followed esophagectomy for neoplastic disease and failed gastric pull-up and colonic interposition procedures.
- esophageal reconstruction
- supraclavicular artery island flap
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