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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 524687, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/524687
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Tracheoesophageal Fistulae

1Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Veterans Hospital 1611 NW 12 Ave Miami, FL 33125, USA
2Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1611 NW 12 Ave Miami, FL 33125, USA
3Department of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1611 NW 12 Ave Miami, FL 33125, USA

Received 13 January 2012; Accepted 25 May 2012

Academic Editor: Gerald S. Supinski

Copyright © 2012 Jadelis Giquel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acquired tracheoesophageal fistulae (TEF) are commonly due to malignancy (M. F. Reed and D. J. Mathisen, 2003). We present the case of a patient with a deceptive history for TEF and report an approach that provides adequate oxygenation, ventilation, surgical exposure, and postoperative analgesia with excellent outcome.