A 51-year-old woman underwent a transhiatal esophagectomy for a failed antireflux procedure. She did well for 15 months, when she developed evidence of hemoptysis followed by tracheogastric fistula. She underwent operative repair with the use of a pericardial patch to replace the membranous trachea and interposition of a latissimus dorsi flap to isolate the stomach from the tracheal suture line. She has done well after this operation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine