Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 9

Case Report: Acquired Benign Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF) Secondary to Neglected Tracheal Stent

Raghu Nandan Yerraguntla1*, Bharat Kumar Nara2 and TV Aditya Chowdary2

1Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Global Hospital, Hyderabad, Telanagana, India

*Corresponding Author: Raghu Nandan Yerraguntla, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Received: August 04, 2022; Published: August 22, 2022


Acquired fistula between the airway and esophagus is a rare but challenging clinical problem.

Regardless of the condition's aetiology, the persistent tracheobronchial contamination is largely to blame for its life-threatening characteristics with pulmonary sepsis and interference with nutrition. Surgical options for TEF repair is debated and several techniques proposed in literature. Surgical therapy of TEF is complex. To determine the optimal course of treatment and the ideal scheduling for the procedure, a complete preoperative evaluation is required. When possible, single stage repair of both tracheal and esophageal abnormalities with interposition of a tissue flap to separate the suture lines is the preferred


Keywords : Tracheoesophageal Fistula; Mechanical Ventilation; Interposition Omohyoid Muscle Flap


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Citation: Raghu Nandan Yerraguntla., et al. “Case Report: Acquired Benign Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF) Secondary to Neglected Tracheal Stent". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.9 (2022): 37-40.


Copyright: © 2022 Raghu Nandan Yerraguntla., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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