Microvascular Free Transfer in Reconstruction of the Pharynx and Cervical Esophagus

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We present 8 cases of microvascular reconstruction of the pharynx and cervical esophagus using 5 free ileal transfers and 3 radial forearm flaps. One of the skin flaps underwent a delay procedure a month before transfer. All flaps survived, though there were 2 salivary fistulas that healed spontaneously.

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