S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Otorhinolaryngology (이비인후과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_이비인후과학전공)
Treating tracheo-innominate artery fistula with interposition of a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap
- Roh, Jong-Lyel; Na, Myung-Hoon; Kim, Kwang Hyun
- Issue Date
- Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Feb;263(2):180-2. Epub 2005 Jul 8.
- Aged; *Brachiocephalic Trunk; Fatal Outcome; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Pectoralis Muscles/*transplantation; *Surgical Flaps; Tracheal Diseases/*surgery; Tracheostomy; Vascular Fistula/*surgery; Vascular Surgical Procedures/*methods
- Tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) is an uncommon life-threatening complication of tracheostomy. A prompt diagnosis and surgical intervention can save the life of a TIF patient. Several methods of reconstructing the tracheal defect have been reported, but may not be available in the presence of extensive infection. We used a trough and pectoralis major myocutaneous flap to treat a TIF patient with a large tracheal defect and severe infection who had to be ventilated mechanically. This may be a useful option in the treatment of this rare, devastating complication of tracheostomy.
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