Surgical Treatment of H-Type Tracheoesophageal Fistula Diagnosed in an Adult

Academic Article


  • A new method is described for the repair of a congenital tracheoesophageal fistula in an adult. This technique uses a fiberoptic bronchoscope and passes a flexible vascular guidewire across the tracheoesophageal fistula. This maneuver then simplifies the intraoperative identification of the tracheoesophageal fistula, which is exposed and repaired through a left transcervical approach. © 1986, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. All rights reserved.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 16739243
  • Author List

  • Holman WL; Vaezy A; Postlethwait RW; Bridgman A
  • Start Page

  • 453
  • End Page

  • 454
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 4