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Skin grafting of the anterior stomach wall following pharyngo-gastric anastomosis

  • D. J. Howard (a1) and Valerie J. Lund (a1)

Summary

A simple fast reliable technique for closure of an anterior neck defect is described. The technique involves skin grafting directly onto the serosal layer of the anterior stomach wall following pharyngo-laryngo-oesphagectomy and pharyno-gastric anastomosis.

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Miss V. Lund, Professorial Unit, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Gray's Inn Road, London WCIX 8DA

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