Survival of a free jejunal graft after the resection of its nutrient vessels

Takenori Ogawa, Kazuto Matsuura, Kengo Kato, Takumi Sariishi, Takahiro Goto, Ko Matsumoto, Shigeru Saijo

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We herein report a new patient with hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) who presented with recurrent metastasis in the mesenteric lymph nodes of a transplanted jejunum with resections of the anastomotic artery by means of definitive surgery. Our findings indicate that a path of collateral blood circulation had formed, at least in the mesentery, and although it is usually not predominant, the blood flow predominantly followed the path of collateral blood circulation due to the ligation of the nutrient vessels. The clinical presentation and clinical course are described with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb


  • Free jejunal graft
  • Hypopharyngeal cancer
  • Mesenteric lymph node

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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