Recurrent arteriotracheal fistula.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 28-year-old man with a tracheostomy had two episodes of hemorrhage from an arteriotracheal fistula secondary to erosion of the cannula tip into the right subclavian and the right common carotid arteries. Arteriotracheal fistual formation is associated with high pressure cuffs, low tracheostomies, excessively long or curved tracheostomy tubes, mediastinal infections, and superiorly placed anatomic variants of the innominate artery. Repeat fistula formation can be anticipated until the underlying factor is eradicated.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barton, TK; Gaede, JT

Published Date

  • May 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 687 - 688

PubMed ID

  • 7375998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198005000-00046


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States