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Tracheoinnominate fistula: diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12755317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
TIF is a rare and often fatal complication of tracheostomy. Bleeding from the trachea after tracheostomy demands urgent investigation. Bronchoscopy is the diagnostic procedure of choice. Bedside control of hemorrhage by cuff overinflation or by digital arterial compression can be lifesaving. Prompt operation with division of the innominate artery and subsequent separation of the trachea from the divided artery by viable tissue is indicated. Neurologic complications are rare.
James S Allan; Cameron D Wright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest surgery clinics of North America     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1052-3359     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest Surg. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-20     Completed Date:  2003-07-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208495     Medline TA:  Chest Surg Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Blake 1570, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brachiocephalic Trunk*
Fistula / diagnosis*,  etiology,  prevention & control,  surgery*
Thoracic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
Trachea / surgery
Tracheal Diseases*
Tracheostomy / adverse effects
Vascular Diseases*

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