Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Apr 7. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
From the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital Sud, INSERM U1236, and the Department of Hepatobiliary and Digestive Surgery, University of Rennes 1; SITI Laboratory, Etablissement Français du Sang Bretagne, Rennes University Hospital; and the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc.
Summary: Postoperative tracheoesophageal or bronchoesophageal fistulas represent a major surgical challenge. The authors report the description of an original perforator-based intercostal artery muscle flap, aiming to cover all types of intrathoracic fistulas, from any location, in difficult cases such as postoperative fistulas after esophagectomy in an irradiated field. Between June of 2016 and January of 2019, eight male patients were treated with a perforator-based intercostal artery muscle flap. Read More