Repair of massive stent-induced tracheoesophageal fistula.

  title={Repair of massive stent-induced tracheoesophageal fistula.},
  author={Yong Han and Kun Liu and Xiaofei Li and Xiaoping Wang and Yong-an Zhou and Zhongping Gu and Qunfeng Ma and Tao Jiang and Lijun Huang and Tao Zhang and Qingshu Cheng},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={137 4},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report was to discuss a new surgical procedure in treating esophageal stent related large tracheoesophageal fistula without tracheal resection. METHODS Clinical records of 5 patients with esophageal stent-related large tracheoesophageal fistulas treated in this hospital between 1997 and 2006 were reviewed. RESULT All patients had insertion of a covered self-expanding esophageal stent, 1 for benign esophageal stricture and 4 for esophageal perforation resulting… CONTINUE READING