Tracheoesophageal fistula after intubation due to COVID-19: Endoscopic treatment [ACH Medical Journal]
ACH Medical Journal. 2022; 1(1): 11-15 | DOI: 10.5505/achmedj.2022.43531

Tracheoesophageal fistula after intubation due to COVID-19: Endoscopic treatment

Enes Seyda Şahiner1, Bülent Ödemiş2, Tolga Canlı1
1Department Of Internal Medicine, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department Of Gastroenterology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Acquired non-malignant tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare disease that has high levels of morbidity and mortality, and the etiology of TEF remains unclear. Better knowledge of predisposing factors such as traumatic intubation, high endotracheal tube cuff pressure, inflammation, and infection of COVID-19 could reduce the number of cases of acquired TEF. In this case report, a 36-year-old male patient who developed a TEF after intubation as a result of COVID-19 is presented. After short-term intubation, the TEF detected by neck CT and fluoroscopy was successfully closed with an endoscopic intervention using an over-the-scope clip and no leak was detected at the 6-month follow-up.

Keywords: Tracheoesophageal fistula, COVID-19, OTSC

Enes Seyda Şahiner, Bülent Ödemiş, Tolga Canlı. Tracheoesophageal fistula after intubation due to COVID-19: Endoscopic treatment. ACH Medical Journal. 2022; 1(1): 11-15

Corresponding Author: Enes Seyda Şahiner, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English