Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:535–536 DOI 10.1007/s00238-013-0829-0 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Inverted V-shaped modification in pharyngolaryngo-oesophageal reconstructions Richard Atkinson & Kevin Ho Received: 26 February 2013 /Accepted: 16 March 2013 /Published online: 12 April 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 Sir, reduced donor site morbidity compared to the need to access Fasciocutaneous free flaps have been compared in the literature the abdominal cavity in enteric free flap reconstruction and with enteric free flap reconstructions particularly in relation to its associated morbidity and mortality in patients that often post-operative stricture rates and fistula formation and there have significant surgical co-morbidities . Although there have been many modifications reported in the literature aimed are advantages in using fasciocutaneous free flaps, there have at reducing these rates in pharyngolaryngo-oesophageal (PLO) been reports in the literature of an increase in post-operative reconstruction. In our institution, tracheo-oesophageal puncture stricture and fistula rates. A most recent literature review by and insertion of a tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) feeding Murray et al.  found that although the literature is limited tube is sometimes performed at the time of PLO reconstruction. due to study heterogeneity, most recent studies (1994 to We hypothesise that this has the potential to
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 1, 2013
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