Gastrotracheal fistula: A late complication after transhiatal esophagectomy

Irving L. Kron, Alan M. Johnson, Raymond F. Morgan

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A 51-year-old woman underwent a transhiatal esophagectomy for a failed antireflux procedure. She did well for 15 months, when she developed evidence of hemoptysis followed by tracheogastric fistula. She underwent operative repair with the use of a pericardial patch to replace the membranous trachea and interposition of a latissimus dorsi flap to isolate the stomach from the tracheal suture line. She has done well after this operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-768
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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