Tracheo-innominate artery fistula: two cases.

@article{Yaliniz2009TracheoinnominateAF,
  title={Tracheo-innominate artery fistula: two cases.},
  author={Hafize Yaliniz and A Ufuk Tokcan and T{\"u}mer Ulus},
  journal={Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          505-8
        }
}
Tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) is a rare but catastrophic and almost always fatal complication of tracheostomy. Two surgically intervened TIF cases are presented. In both cases, innominate artery ligation was performed. The first patient died due to respiratory failure 10 hours after operation. The second patient was discharged with normal neurologic examination on the 12th day of operation. Since the mechanism of injury leading to TIF is pressure necrosis, it is of vital importance to… CONTINUE READING

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