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Management of benign fistulae between Zenker's diverticulum and the trachea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6410967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cases of acquired benign fistula of the respiratory tree and esophagus have been reported in relation to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and trauma. Fistula formation between the trachea and a Zenker's diverticulum is a similar type of condition in which nutritional and immunological deficiencies can rapidly result in further complications which may mimic a malignancy. Spontaneous fistula formation and vocal cord paralysis may result. Surgical management of this condition includes interposing viable muscle between the esophagus and trachea at the repair site.
C W Senders; R W Babin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:    1983 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-23     Completed Date:  1983-09-23     Revised Date:  2006-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diverticulum, Esophageal / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Vocal Cord Paralysis / pathology

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