Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 447--449

Tracheoesophageal fistula in a COVID-19 patient


Cristiana Pereira1, Rafael Silva2, Glória C Campello2, Fernando Moura1 
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal
2 Department of Intensive Care, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa, Penafiel, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Cristiana Pereira
Department of Anesthesiology, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa; Avenida do Hospital Padre Américo, 210, 4564-007, Penafiel
Portugal

The number of patients requiring admission in intensive care units and prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation (MV) has increased significantly during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) following prolonged invasive MV is a rare condition. Numerous COVID-19 pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment-related effects might support the increase of tracheal complications in this subgroup of patients. We report a case of TEF in a COVID-19 patient submitted to prolonged invasive MV and discuss its diagnosis and management.


How to cite this article:
Pereira C, Silva R, Campello GC, Moura F. Tracheoesophageal fistula in a COVID-19 patient.Saudi J Anaesth 2021;15:447-449


How to cite this URL:
Pereira C, Silva R, Campello GC, Moura F. Tracheoesophageal fistula in a COVID-19 patient. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Nov 27 ];15:447-449
Available from: https://www.saudija.org/article.asp?issn=1658-354X;year=2021;volume=15;issue=4;spage=447;epage=449;aulast=Pereira;type=0