Successful management of postintubation tracheal necrosis and perforation with temporary stenting

Luis F. Angel, Joseph LoCicero, Armin Ernst

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bronchology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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