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Recurrent tracheoesophageal puncture fistula closure using a previous flap as donor: a case report


Tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP)-site fistula dysfunction is a serious complication of TEP prosthesis. We successfully addressed a recurrent TEP-site fistula dysfunction by utilizing the previously done deltopectoral flap. This avoided a fresh donor site. Utilization of sound plastic surgery principles helps in tackling these problems effectively.


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Correspondence to Rahul Dalal MBBS, MS, MCh (Plast).

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Jaiswal, D., Yadav, P., Shankhdhar, V. et al. Recurrent tracheoesophageal puncture fistula closure using a previous flap as donor: a case report. Egypt J Otolaryngol 32, 229–231 (2016).

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