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Tracheo-Innominate Artery Fistula: Two Case Reports and a Clinical Review.
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PMID:  22785449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) is a surgical emergency with high mortality rates. Reported incidence is 0.1%-1.0% after tracheostomy with peak incidence 3 days to 6 weeks post procedure. TIF is usually fatal once it bleeds. For the successful management of TIF, treatment should be initiated immediately with the special considerations kept in mind. We describe two cases of TIF, and its clinical characteristics are reviewed in accordance with relevant literature.
Teruya Komatsu; Terumasa Sowa; Takuji Fujinaga; Nobuhiro Handa; Hiroo Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Nagara Medical Center, Gifu, Gifu, Japan.
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