Use of dual, tubularized supraclavicular artery island flaps in series to restore gastrointestinal continuity after a failed ileocolic esophageal reconstruction

Jay W. Granzow, Andrew I. Li, J. Brian Boyd, Timothy L. Van Natta

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • esophageal reconstruction
  • esophagectomy
  • supraclavicular artery island flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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