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Iatrogenic esophageal and tracheal perforation with tracheoesophageal fistula following emergency intubation in a patient with cervical esophageal cancer
  • Akram Alkrekshi,
  • Hazim Bukamur
Akram Alkrekshi
MetroHealth Medical Center
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Hazim Bukamur
Texas Tech University System
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Abstract

A 52-year-old female with a recently diagnosed esophageal cancer presented with hematemesis that needed emergent endotracheal intubation (ETT). Two-days later following respiratory compromised, computed tomography imaging showed an abnormally placed ETT which traversed from esophagus to trachea resulting in tracheoesophageal fistula. There was no pneumomediastinum or pneumothorax.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

07 Jun 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
24 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
30 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
31 Aug 20201st Revision Received
02 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
02 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
12 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Accept