University of Health Science PGIMS, Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist, Rohtak, MBBS, MS, FHNO (Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncosurgery) / Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, India
*Corresponding Author: Bhushan Kathuria, University of Health Science PGIMS, Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist, Rohtak, MBBS, MS, FHNO (Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncosurgery) / Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, India.
Received: November 13, 2019; Published: December 06, 2019
Acquired trachea-esophageal fistula is rare and is mainly described in the adult population as a result of trauma, corrosive ingestion, foreign body, inflammatory process, or malignancy. Endotracheal cuff-related acquired trachea-esophageal fistula already reported in literature. Here we report a unusual case of tracheostomy tube cuff related trachea-esophageal fistula with a history of persistent cough and dysphagia over a period of months. She ultimately underwent fistula repair.
KeywordsTrachea-Esophageal Fistula; Tracheostomy Cuff; Supraclavicular Flap
Citation: Bhushan Kathuria. "Trachea- Esophageal Fistula: Very Unusual, Dreadful Complication of Tracheostomy and Supraclavicular Island Flap".Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 4.1 (2020): 22-24.
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