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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


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.