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Plastic reconstruction of an extended corrosive injury of the posterior tracheal wall with an autologous esophageal patch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12965325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on a patient with an extended corrosive injury of the posterior tracheal wall and left-sided tracheo-esophageal fistula after severe inhalative trauma. Resection of the fistula and necrotic tissue was followed by reconstruction of the posterior tracheal wall with an esophageal patch. Interposition of the stomach was performed to restore upper gastro-intestinal continuity. Revision was necessary due to an anastomotic insufficiency and a recurrent fistula between the trachea and the esophago-gastrostomy on the left side. The stomach was resected and the fistula was covered with a sternocleidomastoideus muscle flap. Several weeks later interposition of the right hemicolon was performed to establish the gastro-intestinal tract and the patient recovered completely, thereafter.
R Pfitzmann; D Kaiser; H Weidemann; P Neuhaus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-10     Completed Date:  2003-12-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Humboldt University Berlin, Charité, Campus Virchow-Clinic, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Esophagus / transplantation*
Smoke Inhalation Injury / radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Trachea / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery*

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