Tracheoesophageal fistula and tracheo-subclavian artery fistula after tracheostomy

Jung Jyh Hung, Han Shui Hsu, Chien Sheng Huang, Kuang Yao Yang*

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Tracheoesophageal fistula and tracheo-arterial fistula are both uncommon but life-threatening complications after a tracheostomy. The most common source of a major hemorrhage is from the tracheo-innominate artery fistula. Most tracheo-arterial fistulas occur within the first 3 weeks after tracheostomy. We describe a very rare case of a patient who developed both a tracheoesophageal fistula and massive hemorrhage from a tracheo-left subclavian artery fistula 4 months after a tracheostomy procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-678
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007


  • Tracheo-arterial fistula
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Tracheostomy


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