Tracheoarterial fistula as a complication of prolonged tracheostomy

Authors

  • R.Yu. Sobko Western Ukrainian Specialized Children’s Medical Centre, Lviv, Ukraine, Ukraine
  • M.T. Boiko Western Ukrainian Specialized Children’s Medical Centre, Lviv, Ukraine, Ukraine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22141/2224-0586.17.8.2021.245582

Keywords:

tracheostomy, tracheoarterial fistula, bleeding, allografting

Abstract

The article presents a clinical case of a rare and severe complication of prolonged tracheostomy in the form of fistula formation between tracheal lumen and brachiocephalic artery and the development of massive bleeding from it. The patient’s treatment was urgent and successful. Operative intervention was performed with subsequent allografting of brachiocephalic trunk (vascular prosthesis Vascutek 8 mm was used) and the anastomosis was created using a continuous suture technique. The patient was discharged home in a satisfactory condition on the 17th post-operative day.

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Published

2021-12-07

Issue

Section

Case Study