Unusual airway complication after percutaneous tracheotomy: Case report and literature review

Christopher Roxbury, Jesse Qualliotine, Daniela Molena, Young Kim

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Abstract

We report a case of a 59-year-old male who experienced tracheoesophageal fistula and grade IV subglottic stenosis after percutaneous dilation tracheotomy. Although percutaneous tracheotomy is considered a safe procedure that is often performed in the intensive care unit setting, it is not without complications. While subglottic stenosis and tracheoesophageal fistula are known complications of percutaneous tracheotomy, this report discusses a patient who experienced both complications simultaneously. The purpose of this report is to discuss potential serious complications of percutaneous tracheotomy and their management, and to review the literature on percutaneous tracheotomy complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1883-1885
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume125
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • cricotracheal resection
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • subglottic stenosis
  • tracheoesophageal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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