Malignant esophagorespiratory fistula: management options and survival.

  title={Malignant esophagorespiratory fistula: management options and survival.},
  author={Michael E. Burt and Werner Diehl and Nael Martini and Manjit S. Bains and Robert J. Ginsberg and Patricia M. E. McCormack and Valerie Rusch},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1222-8; discussion 1228-9}
The development of a malignant esophagorespiratory fistula is a devastating complication. Data comparing various treatment options in a large group of patients are sparse. To assess the results of therapy, we reviewed our experience in 207 patients with malignant esophagorespiratory fistula. Records of 207 patients admitted to our institution with malignant esophagorespiratory fistula from 1926 to 1988 were reviewed and results of management analyzed. Age ranged from 21 to 90 years (median, 59… CONTINUE READING


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