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Endoscopic Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair

Contributors: Noemie Rouillard-Bazinet, MD and Deepak Mehta, MD

Endoscopic repair of tracheoesophageal fistula using electrocautery and fibrin glue.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/uq9ifhudgd

Editor Recruited By: Sanjay Parikh, MD, FACS

Endoscopic tracheoesophageal fistula repair. Patient was ventilated with a ventilating bronchoscope with spontaneous ventilation. The bugby cautery catheter and the flexible suction were passed through the port on the bronchoscope. The patient was fed with a NG tube post op.
Tracheoesophageal fistula, initial or recurrent
Patient instability
Rigid bronchoscope, Bugbee electrode, fibrin glue (Tisseel)
Esophagram
N/A
Advantages: quick, avoids open procedure Disadvantages: may require multiple endoscopic repairs
Recurrence,
N/A
N/A
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