An autopsy case of iatrogenic tracheoesophageal fistula secondary to tracheostomy

Ritesh G. Menezes, Sadip Pant, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Jagadish Rao Padubidri, Prashanth Prabhu, Francis N.P. Monteiro, Tanuj Kanchan, Raghavendra Babu Yallapur Prahalad, Prashantha Bhagavath, Manjunath Sathyanarayan Achar, Savita Lasrado

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Abstract

Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is an uncommon but life-threatening sequel of prolonged use of a cuffed tracheostomy tube. We describe a patient who developed a TEF after a tracheostomy done for management of head injury due to a road traffic mishap. The patient subsequently died of sepsis after bilateral bronchopneumonia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first autopsy case of iatrogenic TEF after tracheal intubation reported in forensic literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Tracheostomy
Autopsy
Bronchopneumonia
Craniocerebral Trauma
Intubation
Sepsis

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Menezes, Ritesh G. ; Pant, Sadip ; Prasad, Sampath Chandra ; Rao Padubidri, Jagadish ; Prabhu, Prashanth ; Monteiro, Francis N.P. ; Kanchan, Tanuj ; Prahalad, Raghavendra Babu Yallapur ; Bhagavath, Prashantha ; Achar, Manjunath Sathyanarayan ; Lasrado, Savita. / An autopsy case of iatrogenic tracheoesophageal fistula secondary to tracheostomy. In: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2014 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 77-79.
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An autopsy case of iatrogenic tracheoesophageal fistula secondary to tracheostomy. / Menezes, Ritesh G.; Pant, Sadip; Prasad, Sampath Chandra; Rao Padubidri, Jagadish; Prabhu, Prashanth; Monteiro, Francis N.P.; Kanchan, Tanuj; Prahalad, Raghavendra Babu Yallapur; Bhagavath, Prashantha; Achar, Manjunath Sathyanarayan; Lasrado, Savita.

In: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol. 35, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 77-79.

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