Iatrogenic esophageal and tracheal perforation with tracheoesophageal
fistula following emergency intubation in a patient with cervical
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.