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Keywords : Post-tracheostomy complication, Tracheosophageal fistula, Tracheal reconstruction surgery
Citation Information : Vasanth D. Anesthetic Challenge of Adult-acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula Post-tracheostomy: A Case Posted for Tracheal Reconstruction Surgery. 2022; 5 (2):52-54.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 25-05-2022
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).
The commonest elective procedure performed on a critically ill patient is tracheostomy. The major complications may be divided based on the duration of the procedure: early, medium-early, and late postoperative. The commonest late complication of tracheostomy is a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). Tracheostomy tube may cause injury to the posterior wall of the trachea and also due to endotracheal tube (ET) cuff overinflation. Here reporting a case of acquired tracheoesophageal fistula post-tracheostomy of a 25-year-old male posted for tracheal reconstruction surgery.
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