Benign tracheal fistulas are usually approached surgically. We report a case of a patient with a large tracheal necrosis and perforation after prolonged ventilation. The patient was deemed too ill for surgery. A conservative approach with temporary airway stenting was successful in stabilizing the patient and weaning her from the ventilator. The fistula healed spontaneously and the stent was removed without complications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine