Palliative Management of Esophagorespiratory Fistula in Esophageal Malignancy

Turkyilmaz A., AYDIN Y., Eroglu A., Bilen Y., KARAOGLANOGLU N.

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES, vol.19, no.5, pp.364-367, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Esophagorespiratory fistula (ERF) is a complication of an esophageal malignancy that has serious effects on the mortality of a patient, whose survival is limited to weeks. Sealing of fistula and recovery of swallowing has greater importance than treating underlying primary malignancy. In this study, we aimed to present our clinic experience in patients with ERF and to discuss the findings together with the literature.