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Aorto-Tracheal Fistula Following Tracheo-Bronchial Stenting (Abstrat)

Cîrstoveanu C, Gheorghe DC, Cornea A, Tãbãcaru R, Diaconescu A, M. Dogaru, Ilie

Bucharest, Romania 



Tracheomalacia is not an uncommon disorder but it usually disappears spontaneously as the child grows up, with no need for medical intervention. Severe cases still need respiratory support and sometimes surgery. Tracheal stenting is an alternative for severe cases that do not respond to other treatment modalities. Still, using of these devices can impose the risk of serious complications like the one we present in this paper. An aorto-tracheal fistula and a tracheo-esophageal fistula were observed after using a Dumon type prosthesis for tracheomalacia of the lower trachea and main left bronchus.

Key-words: tracheomalacia, tracheal stent, pediatric airway, aorto-tracheal fistula, tracheo-esophageal fistula


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