esophagotracheal

esophagotracheal

(ĕ-sŏf″ă-gō-trā′kē-ăl)
Concerning the esophagus and the trachea, or a communication between them.
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Major complications were categorized as (i) accidental decannulation with airway compromise, (ii) pneumothorax necessitating chest tube, (iii) hemorrhage requiring surgery, (iv) tracheomalacia, (v) esophagotracheal fistula, (vi) fistula of the tracheoinnominate artery, and (vii) death caused by tracheotomy (cardiac or respiratory arrest during procedure).
Two esophagotracheal fistulae cases had occurred in each group (Table 3).
Minor complications have been reported as; hemorrhage without any surgical intervention, subcutaneous emphysema, keloid, decannulation, wound infection while major complications as; hemorrhage that required surgical intervention, decannulation with a high risk of airway failure, pneumothorax requiring chest tube insertion, esophagotracheal fistula, tracheomalacia, tracheoinnominate artery fistula and death due to tracheotomy.4,5 Thus, performing OST by residents, early in the training program, may cause concerns from the point of possible complications.
Minor complications were defined as: (i) hemorrhage without any surgical intervention, (ii) subcutaneous emphysema, (iii) keloid, (iv) decannulation, (v) wound infection while major complications as: (i) hemorrhage that required surgical intervention, (ii) decannulation with a high risk of airway failure, (iii) pneumothorax that required chest tube insertion, (iv) esophagotracheal fistula, (v) tracheomalacia, (vi) tracheoinnominate artery fistula and (vii) death due to tracheotomy.
Radhikadevi, "Esophageal tuberculosis associated with esophagotracheal or esophagomediastinal fistula: report of 10 cases," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol.