Repositioning the stoma of the cervical esophagostomy

Darren M. Smeal, David Campbell, Ernest K. Manders

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Abstract

The stoma created with a diverting cervical esophagostomy is often an unsightly inconvenience for the patient because of the high incidence of leakage from the collecting appliance. Secure attachment of a collection device at the base of the neck is difficult. The stoma of the cervical esophagostomy may be moved away from the base of the neck using a tubed skin flap modeled after that originally described by Wookey. Such a procedure has the advantages of removing the appliance from an area of high visibility and providing a flatter base that decreases leakage and soiling. We advocate this simple procedure in patients who desire to rid themselves of a cervical appliance, but who are poor operative candidates for a more extensive procedure replacing the entire esophagus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-560
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1996

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Esophagostomy
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Esophagus
Equipment and Supplies
Skin
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Smeal, Darren M. ; Campbell, David ; Manders, Ernest K. / Repositioning the stoma of the cervical esophagostomy. In: Annals of plastic surgery. 1996 ; Vol. 37, No. 5. pp. 556-560.
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Repositioning the stoma of the cervical esophagostomy. / Smeal, Darren M.; Campbell, David; Manders, Ernest K.

In: Annals of plastic surgery, Vol. 37, No. 5, 01.11.1996, p. 556-560.

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