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

Vikas Jain, G. S. Rodrigues, K. Gupta

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2006


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