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Technique for Repair of a Tracheocutaneous Fistula After Lung Transplantation
Monday, July 31, 2017
Everett, Andrew; Raja, Siva; Murthy, Sudish; Ahmad, Usman (2017): Technique for Repair of a Tracheocutaneous Fistula After Lung Transplantation.
CTSNet, Inc.. https://doi.org/10.25373/ctsnet.5239579
Retrieved: 20:17, Jul 31, 2017 (GMT)
Tracheocutaneous fistulas are infrequent complications of prolonged tracheostomies. This video explains the technique used at the authors’ institution for closure of a tracheocutaneous fistula in the context of a clinical case. The critical steps are:
- Create the subcutaneous tissue flaps.
- Dissect around and preserve the fistula tract.
- Properly size the rim of tissue of the fistula tract.
- Imbricate the fistula tract.
- Close the strap muscles and subcutaneous tissues.