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Reconstruction of tracheocutaneous fistula with a rhomboid flap


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Title: Reconstruction of tracheocutaneous fistula with a rhomboid flap
Authors: Kashiyama, Kazuya / Takahara, Eisaku / Oshiro, Yurie
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2019
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, 28, art.no.100934; 2019
Abstract: Various complications associated with tracheal stomas have been reported, including mechanical trauma to the peristomal skin, infection, folliculitis, granuloma, and fistula. Among them, a tracheocutaneous fistula generally requires surgical repair. A number of methods have been reported for reconstruction of fistulas using musculocutaneous flaps or free flaps. However, those surgical techniques are all designed for complete close of the tracheocutaneous fistula and stoma, while partial closure of the stoma around the indwelling tracheal tube is not well described in the literature. We report on the use of a rhomboid flap for partial closure of a tracheal stoma. The rhomboid flap is a local flap that is frequently used by plastic surgeons because of its broad applications and not being very invasive. This is a low invasive and simple technique for partial closure of an excessively enlarged stoma.
Keywords: Limburg flap / Rhomboid flap / Tracheal stoma
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/39466
ISSN: 22130071
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2019.100934
Rights: © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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