Aaron Sparks, Trevor Beckham and James R. Stewart*
Department of Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center, USAFulltext PDF
We present a case of late benign tracheal-gastric fistula treated with a covered tracheal stent. The patient had a previous esophagectomy for cancer. He developed a tracheal-gastric fistula 14 months later after a traumatic intubation during repair of an abdominal incisional hernia. The patient did not want another major operation. We treated the patient with a covered tracheal stent and he had complete resolution of symptoms. We believe this is the first case report of Ultraflex® stent placement for a tracheal-gastric fistula.
Tracheal-gastric fistula; Esophagectomy complications; Airway stenting
Sparks A, Beckham T, Stewart JR. Treatment of Late Benign Post-Esophagectomy Tracheal-Gastric Fistula with Tracheal Stenting. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1830.