Review of tracheo-esophageal fistula associated with endotracheal intubation.

@article{Mooty2007ReviewOT,
  title={Review of tracheo-esophageal fistula associated with endotracheal intubation.},
  author={Robert Clark Mooty and Paul A Rath and Michael Self and Ernest M. Dunn and Alicia Mangram},
  journal={Journal of surgical education},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={237-40}
}
Tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF) formation is a rare complication of either endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy. This complication is generally thought to be iatrogenic and occurs in less than 1% of patients. High-volume, low-pressure cuffs have made TEFs an infrequent occurrence; however, it still poses as a potential life-threatening condition… CONTINUE READING