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Delayed presentation of a tracheoesophageal fistula after blunt chest trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8957406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic tracheoesophageal fistula is an uncommon injury after blunt chest injury. Rapid deceleration against the steering wheel during a high-speed motor vehicle crash is the usual mechanism of injury. Previous reports document few cases of delayed diagnosis and repair of tracheoesophageal fistula. We report a case of delayed diagnosis of tracheoesophageal fistula more than 20 years after the original trauma and describe the subsequent operative repair.
S M Weber; M J Schurr; J R Pellett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-09     Completed Date:  1997-01-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1850-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison 53792, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Time Factors
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology*,  radiography
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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