The authors report on two patients suffering from benign oesophageal stricture reconstructed by a skin tube. In both skin tube there are developed a malignancy which infiltrated the skin of the chest wall. During one session they performed the removal of the skin tube and the antethoracic reconstruction with ileocolon. The large defect on the thorax was covered in both cases with a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. This provided satisfactory functional and cosmetic result. They point out the effectiveness of the cytostatic combination they administered. Attention should be drawn to the use of the myocutaneous flaps and the regular checking of patients with skin tubes.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 11 1991|
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