Non-malignant tracheo-gastric fistula following esophagectomy for cancer

Katalin Kalmár, Tamás F. Molnár, Anthony Morgan, O. Horvath

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Abstract

Two cases of neoesophago-tracheal fistula are described. After esophagectomy for cancer a fistula developed between the trachea and the pulled-up stomach probably because of the ischaemic effect of the tracheostomy tube. At single stage repairs, the fistulae were divided and the gastric defects were closed directly. In one case, tracheal resection and anastomosis was necessary. The defect on the membranous trachea in both cases was patched with an autologous fascia lata graft. A left pectoralis major muscle flap was interposed between the suture lines to prevent recurrence of the fistula. Treatment of this potentially life-threatening and rare condition yielded excellent results. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2000

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Gastric Fistula
Esophagectomy
Fistula
Trachea
Neoplasms
Stomach
Pectoralis Muscles
Fascia Lata
Tracheostomy
Sutures
Transplants
Recurrence

Keywords

  • Complications of esophagectomy
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Tracheo-gastric fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Non-malignant tracheo-gastric fistula following esophagectomy for cancer. / Kalmár, Katalin; Molnár, Tamás F.; Morgan, Anthony; Horvath, O.

In: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.09.2000, p. 363-365.

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Kalmár, Katalin ; Molnár, Tamás F. ; Morgan, Anthony ; Horvath, O. / Non-malignant tracheo-gastric fistula following esophagectomy for cancer. In: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 2000 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 363-365.
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