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Tracheal fistula

Rui Qu, Cunchuan Wang, Zhiyong Dong, Jinyi Li, Daosheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: Open surgery is the most common treatment of thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC), but it leaves obvious neck scarring. This study aimed to explore the feasibility and strategy of total endoscopic procedure by breast approach to avoid such scarring on the neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study reviewed 13 patients who underwent endoscopic resection of TGDC and 15 patients who underwent open resection of TGDC. We compared and analyzed factors including operative time, estimated blood loss, postoperative hospitalization, complications, and cosmetic effect...
March 7, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
A L Azakpa, O M Moulot, M Ehua, R Bankole-Sanni
Oesophageal atresia is a common malformation in which the survival rate in developed countries is around 90%, while its mortality remains very high in developing countries. Oesophageal stricture post-oesophageal atresia repair is traditionally treated by non-surgical approach. However, surgical resection of the oesophageal stricture may be necessary after the failure of dilations. We report one case of refractory oesophageal stricture post-EA repair in a 3-year-old girl, who underwent oesophageal atresia Type III repair at 11-day-old...
April 2017: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Alexandru-Dan Sabău, Noor Hassan, Cătălin Gabriel Smarandache, Alin Miheţiu, Ștefan Ţîţu, Dan Sabău
PURPOSE: An original technique using laparoscopic instruments in a gastric endocavitary work chamber with potential for esophagus, stomach and D1 vizualisation. The main purpose of laparagastroscopy is to improve the quality of life of the patient disabling by the esophageal tumor. This method has several advantages: providing physiological feeding, harvesting materials for histopathological examination, solving eso-tracheal fistulas concurrently with the proposed operation and hemostatic role through compression, low energy and plastic consumption, rapid socio-economic reintegration, mental psychological care of the patient...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Céline Thomet, Ali Modarressi, Eva Meia Rüegg, Pavel Dulguerov, Brigitte Pittet-Cuénod
Long-segment tracheal reconstruction remains a challenge. The ideal tracheal substitute should be an epithelialized tube to prevent stenosis and sufficiently rigid to maintain airflow patency. An autologous technique using a radial forearm free flap reinforced by rib cartilage has been recently described for tracheal reconstruction. We report here two cases of complex tracheal reconstruction with a modification of this technique, which consists of the creation of two independent skin paddles to allow the reconstruction of the trachea and a second adjacent defect (eg, cervical skin, esophagus)...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Harry Etienne, Dominique Fabre, Abel Gomez Caro, Frederic Kolb, Sacha Mussot, Olaf Mercier, Delphine Mitilian, Francois Stephan, Elie Fadel, Philippe Dartevelle
Tracheal reconstruction is one of the greatest challenges in thoracic surgery when direct end-to-end anastomosis is impossible or after this procedure has failed. The main indications for tracheal reconstruction include malignant tumours (squamous cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma), tracheoesophageal fistula, trauma, unsuccessful surgical results for benign diseases and congenital stenosis. Tracheal substitutes can be classified into five types: 1) synthetic prosthesis; 2) allografts; 3) tracheal transplantation; 4) tissue engineering; and 5) autologous tissue composite...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Michael S Green, Johann J Mathew, Lia J Michos, Parmis Green, Mansoor M Aman
Introduction: An acquired Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is commonly caused by a malignancy or trauma, with pulmonary infection or aspiration being the presenting symptom. However, in the critical care setting the presentation can be subtle and may present with difficult ventilation. High endotracheal tube cuff pressures can lead to tracheal erosions and thus increasing the chances for developing a TEF. Prolonged intubation in the presence of other risk factors like poor general state of health, episodic hypotension, nasogastric tubes, and repeated intubations can increase the likelihood of developing an acquired TEF...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Jeanine Blatter, Thorsten Krueger, Hans-Beat Ris, Moira Baeriswyl, Alban Lovis, Mathieu Zellweger, Michel Gonzalez, Jean Yannis Perentes
BACKGROUND: Extrathoracic muscle flaps can be used as airway substitutes for the closure of complex broncho-pleural or tracheo-esophageal fistulas or in the context of tracheo-carinal reconstructions after resection for centrally localized tumors in order to alleviate excess anastomotic tension. METHODS: Evaluation of all patients undergoing tracheo-carinal reconstructions with extrathoracic muscle flap patches as airway substitutes in our institution from 1996 to 2016...
February 7, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yujiro Nakahara, Ko Takachi, Naoto Tsujimura, Masaki Wakasugi, Masaki Hirota, Takashi Matsumoto, Hiroyoshi Takemoto, Kiyonori Nishioka, Satoshi Oshima
Malignant stricture and fistula of the esophagus and tracheobronchus adversely affect the quality of life(QOL)in patients with advanced esophageal cancer. Stenting is one ofthe therapies available for these patients. We investigated the outcomes ofesophagus and tracheobronchial stenting in our institution. Eight patients with advanced esophageal cancer underwent double stenting from 2010 to 2016. Among them, 4 patients underwent double stenting as planned. One patient underwent an emergency tracheal stenting because ofstenosis ofthe trachea caused by esophageal stenting...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi
Context Hemorrhage is one of the potentially fatal complications of tracheostomy. A rare but lethal cause of tracheostomy related bleeding is hemorrhage from the innominate artery. This occurs following tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) formation, which is associated with a mortality rate of more than 85%. Here, we report the case of an individual with tetraplegia and a tracheostomy who died as a result of innominate artery hemorrhage. This case highlights the possible causes and interventions associated with this complication, and provides insight into tracheostomy related bleeding in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Ciprian Bolca, Valerian Păvăloiu, Georgiana Fotache, Mihai Dumitrescu, Andrei Bobocea, Mihai Alexe, Genoveva Cadar, Radu Stoica, Cristian Paleru, Ioan Cordoş
Introduction: Postintubation tracheoesophageal fistula is a severe complication occurring under certain conditions in patients that require prolonged mechanical ventilation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This article focuses on a sample of 11 patients with postintubation tracheoesophageal fistula, operated in our department between 2005 and 2015. The anterior approach with tracheal resection was performed in 10 of these patients, while an atypical surgical technique was preferred in a case involving a large-sized fistula...
November 2017: Chirurgia
Domenico Galetta, Lorenzo Spaggiari
BACKGROUND: The role of induction therapy (IT) and its effects on morbidity and mortality of patients receiving tracheal sleeve pneumonectomy (TSP) are unclear. We evaluated early and long-term outcomes of patients who underwent TSP after IT. METHODS: From 1998 to 2015, 32 patients (26 men; median age, 63 years) underwent TSP. Twenty-two patients (69%) received IT (cisplatin based chemotherapy). TSPs were all right sided and included 3 completion pneumonectomies...
December 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Hemanshoo Thakkar, Manasvi Upadhyaya, Iain E Yardley
AIM: Oesophagealatresia/tracheo-oesophageal fistula (OA-TOF) is associated with tracheomalacia (TM). In our institution it is routine for OA-TOF patients to undergo dynamic flexible bronchoscopy (DFB) assessing both the site of the fistula and the presence or absence of TM. We aimed to determine the value of this investigation as a screening tool to predict subsequent symptomatic tracheomalacia in these patients. METHODS: All patients with OA-TOF who underwent DFB at the time of initial repair between June 2014 and November 2016 were included prospectively...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
A Dammak, H Ben Jmaà, S Hadhri, H Cheikhrouhou, F Dhouib, S Haddar, L Kammoun, T Ben Jmaà, B Hammami, S Masmoudi, N Elleuch, M Ben Jmaà, I Frikha
The neck, being not protected by skeleton, is vulnerable to external trauma and injury which can involve blood vessels, muscles, nerves, and trachea. Carotid injuries can be potentially life-threatening by hemorrhage and stroke. We present a case of a 26-year-old manual worker who presented a neck injury caused by a metallic projectile. The injury involved the right common carotid artery with an internal jugular vein fistula, and tracheal damage. The patient was managed with surgical repair of the tracheal lesion, reconstruction of the carotid section using a PTFE graft bypass, and ligation of the internal jugular vein...
December 2017: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
Simon Andreas Mueller, Sylvia Dehnbostel, Falk Dehnbostel, Roland Giger
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November 29, 2017: Laryngoscope
Alba Fricke, Holger Bannasch, Henriette F Klein, Sebastian Wiesemann, Patrick Samson-Himmelstjerna, Bernward Passlick, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Jens Hoeppner, Vincenzo Penna, Steffen U Eisenhardt, Björn G Stark, Georgios Koulaxouzidis
OBJECTIVES: Intrathoracic fistulae are among the potential sequelae of radiation therapy, empyema and abscess clearance and surgical tumour resections. Interdisciplinary plastic-reconstructive flap surgery is a helpful tool for the successful treatment of intrathoracic fistulae. METHODS: From February 2006 to April 2016, 13 patients (3 females and 10 males) underwent flap surgery for bronchial (n = 5), tracheal (n = 2), oesophageal (n = 2), post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula (n = 2), tracheo-oesophageal (n = 1), gastrobronchial (n = 1) and oesophagobronchial (n = 1) fistulae...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Steven S Rothenberg
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the results of thoracoscopic management of complex, non-type C, EA and TEF in infants. METHODS: From March 2000 to February 2017, 23 patients were treated for Type A N=13, Type B N=4, and Type E N=6. Patients diagnosed with EA had G-tube feeds for a period of 4-9weeks. All procedures were performed thoracoscopically. EA gaps were between 4 and 7 1/2 vertebral bodies. RESULTS: All surgeries were completed thoracoscopically...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Hideharu Tanaka, Norihisa Uemura, Tetsuya Abe, Eiji Higaki, Jiro Kawakami, Takahiro Hosoi, Byonggu An, Koji Komori, Seiji Ito, Yasuhiro Shimizu
Tracheal diverticulum, a benign entity characterized by single or multiple invaginations of the tracheal wall, is commonly asymptomatic and detected incidentally. We report the case of a 76-year-old man with a tracheal diverticulum who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy with a three-field lymphadenectomy for middle thoracic esophageal cancer. The tracheal diverticulum was located at the right posterolateral region of the trachea, which overlapped the region of dissection of the right recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph nodes...
October 24, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
L J Ma, Y Xiao, Q W Yang, J Wang
Objective: To analyze the efficacy of laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction for acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, and to discuss the prevention of complication. Methods: The clinical outcomes of seventy patients with acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, treated with laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction were retrospectively reviewed between January 2007 and December 2016. The degree of stenosis was classified according to Myer-Cotton classification as follows: grade Ⅱ(n=7), grade Ⅲ(n=38) and grade Ⅳ(n=27)...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Eric I Jeng, Giovanni Piovesana, Jeremy Taylor, Tiago N Machuca
Anastomotic leak after oesophagectomy is associated with poor outcomes. We report the successful utilization of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in conjunction with tracheal stent to treat and heal multiple tracheal-neo-oesophageal fistulae following oesophagectomy.
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Hajime Matsumine, Kazuyuki Kubo, Atsumori Hamahata, Hiroyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Free jejunal transfer has a high success rate, but if vascular thrombosis occurs, the salvage of failing flap with reanastomosis is difficult. This study described a combined deltopectoral (DP) and pectoralis major musculocutaneous (PMMC) flap 2-step technique for cervical esophageal reconstruction after free-jejunal-flap necrosis. METHODS: In step 1, the detection of free jejunal flap with the subsequent debridement of necrotic and infected tissue was followed by the construction of external fistula on the pharyngeal side with the hole in cervical skin and the construction of another external fistula on the esophageal side and tracheal stoma with a single or double DP flap...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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