Tracheocutaneous fistulas (TCF) occasionally follow pediatric tracheotomy decannulation, often requiring surgical treatment. Complications of TCF closure are infrequent, but may include development of a cervical aerocele. A case of cervical aerocele after TCF closure is described. Based on our experience with this problem, we offer guidelines for care of TCFs.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
- Tracheocutaneous fistula
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health