TRACHEAL RUPTURE DURING TRANSHIATAL ESOPHAGECTOMY AND ANESTHETIC PROBLEMS - A CASE-REPORT


KARACA S. , OZCELIK M. F. , ANDICAN A.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.36, no.3, pp.287-288, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-288
  • Keywords: ANESTHESIA, TRACHEAL RUPTURE, ESOPHAGECTOMY, TRANSHIATAL

Abstract

Tracheal rupture is a rare but potentially serious complication of transhiatal esophagectomy (THE). In this situation, ventilation of the patient can be extremely difficult, even impossible, due to excessive gas leakage from tracheal tear. In this case report, we present such a patient in whom emergency thoracotomy and patching of the trachea were performed in order to maintain ventilation and oxygenation.