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[Esophageal cancer with esophagotracheal fistula. Treatment by esophageal prosthesis. Report of two cases].

Authors
  • Kharrat, J
  • Elloumi, H
  • Belhadj, N
  • Kochlef, A
  • Mouelhi, L
  • Romani, M
  • Kilani, A
  • Ghorbel, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Tunisie médicale
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2001
Volume
79
Issue
10
Pages
548–552
Identifiers
PMID: 11910698
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Esophageal cancer has a bad prognosis because of late diagnosis. The rate of Survival is very low. Palliative treatment is frequently made. The aim of the treatment is to allow feeding, and treat some complications likes breathing troubles. We report two cases of esotracheal fistulae secondary to esophageal cancer. The esophageal fistula was successfully treated by esotracheal prosthesis.

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