Tracheoesophageal fistula is uncommon in adults but can cause devastating aspiration events. Herein, we report a unique case of a tracheoesophageal fistula in an adult that presented intraoperatively. The patient did not have any prior history of abdominal or thoracic surgery and was not intubated for a prolonged period of time. The diagnosis, subsequent hospital course, and recommendations for early recognition of this rare condition are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2023|
- Case report
- tracheoesophageal fistula
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