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Burns. 1993 Aug;19(4):360-1.

Acquired tracheo-oesophageal fistula following tracheal intubation in a burned patient.

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Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Abstract

A 27-year old male sustained a 60 per cent TBSA burn with inhalation injury following a road traffic accident. He developed respiratory distress on day 3 postburn, and was intubated and ventilated. He was noted to have greenish aspirate from his trachea on day 17 of ventilation. He succumbed from sepsis and died on day 21 post injury. At post-mortem, a large tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) was found at the level of the cuff of the nasotracheal tube.

PMID:
8357487
DOI:
10.1016/0305-4179(93)90129-v
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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