Anesthetic Approach for Endoscopic Repair of Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Sina Ghaffaripour, Fouad G. Souki, Kianfa Martinez-Lu, Gisele Wakim

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Tracheoesophageal fistula develops in 5 % to 15 % of patients with esophageal cancer. Metal stent placement can be used for treatment. Stent placement can result in aspiration, hemorrhage, perforation, migration, and pneumonia. Patients may present for medical attention with unanticipated worsening of the fistula and stent displacement requiring special anesthetic care. We discuss the perianesthetic management of a patient with malignant tracheoesophageal fistula and stent migration who presented for endoscopic esophageal stent replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


  • airway management
  • gastric contents aspiration
  • intubation
  • malignant tracheoesophageal fistula
  • ventilation insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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