Transverse Cervical Artery Flap Repair of Benign Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula

  title={Transverse Cervical Artery Flap Repair of Benign Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula},
  author={Jourdain D. Artz and Daniel Yoo and Juan Jos{\'e} Gilbert-Fern{\'a}ndez and Rohan R. Walvekar and William H. Risher and Clairelyne Dupin},
Acquired tracheoesophageal fistulas are rare but associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The majority of cases are due to prolonged or complicated endotracheal intubation, tracheostomy, or esophageal malignancy, or subsequent to radiation or chemotherapy for treatment of the latter. Other etiologies include esophageal stenting and complications secondary to endoscopic procedures. The pathophysiology involves chronic inflammation of the esophagus or posterior wall of the trachea… CONTINUE READING

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