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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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Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

07 Jun 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
24 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
24 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
30 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending

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.