Tracheoinnominate artery fistula: Successful surgical management of one case

C. W. Hsiao, S. C. Lee, K. C. Lee, Y. L. Cheng, Ching Tzao

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Fistula formation between the trachea and the innominate artery following tracheostomy is a rare, but life-threatening complication. Because of its clinical presentation with acute, massive, intractable bleeding, the mortality is nearly 100% without operation. To the best of our knowledge, the autologous pericardium flap for coverage of the tracheal defect has not been discussed in the English-language literature. We successfully treated one case of tracheoinnominate artery fistula following tracheostomy by using autologous pericardium flap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-250
Number of pages2
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Tracheoinnominate artery fistula
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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