Surgical management of acquired nonmalignant tracheoesophageal and bronchoesophageal fistulae.

@article{Shen2010SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of acquired nonmalignant tracheoesophageal and bronchoesophageal fistulae.},
  author={K. Robert Shen and Mark S. Allen and Stephen D. Cassivi and Francis C. Nichols and Dennis A. Wigle and William Scott Harmsen and Claude Deschamps},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={
          914-8; discussion 919
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acquired nonmalignant fistulae between the airway and esophagus (tracheoesophageal fistulae [TEF]) are rare life-threatening conditions. Several management approaches have been proposed, while the optimal strategy remains controversial. METHODS This study is a retrospective review of all patients with TEF treated at our institution from 1978 through 2007. RESULTS Thirty-five patients (22 men, 13 women) underwent surgical repair of acquired nonmalignant TEF. Median age was 55… CONTINUE READING
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