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Ischaemic necrosis of subcutaneous colonic neoesophagus: an unusual complication of presternal hypertrophic scar

Jain, Vikram and Rodrigues, Gabriel and Gupta, K (2006) Ischaemic necrosis of subcutaneous colonic neoesophagus: an unusual complication of presternal hypertrophic scar. Singapore Medical Journal, 47 (3). pp. 235-236.

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Abstract

Hypertrophic scars and keloids not only pose aesthetic problems but also cause functional and anatomical dysfunction by leading to contractures and sometimes by compression of underneath structures. A 76-year-old man presented with progressive dysphagia of two months duration. Examination showed the unusual complication of a presternal hypertrophic scar, causing ischaemic necrosis of a subcutaneously-transposed colon, used for oesophageal reconstruction in a patient with inoperable carcinoma of the oesophagus. Such a complication of hypertrophic scar has never been reported in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypertrophic scar; keloid; oesophageal carcinoma; oesophagus; oesophagoplasty.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 04:21
Last Modified: 29 May 2015 04:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142808

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