JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, cilt.32, ss.747-755, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Objective: Esophageal perforation during anterior spine surgery is a rare but serious complication that may lead to death, if not managed properly. Optimal management of these injuries is still debated, which varies from conservative approach to different types of surgical repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the healing process following various surgical techniques to repair experimentally induced esophageal injury in rodents. We hypothesized that repair techniques that involve flap rotation along with primary suture was superior to primary suture alone.