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Gastric tube-to-tracheal fistula closed with a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap

Gastric tube-to-tracheal fistula closed with a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap

Annals of Thoracic Surgery 68(2): 561-562

ISSN/ISBN: 0003-4975

PMID: 10475431

DOI: 10.1016/s0003-4975(99)00601-3

A gastric tube-to-airway fistula is a very rare complication after esophageal reconstruction. A patient with a gastric tube-to-tracheal fistula that developed more than 9 years after surgery for cancer of the cervical esophagus was treated with transposition of a pedicled latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap. Careful perioperative respiratory management helped save the patient's life.

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