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Successful repair of tracheal defect using gelatin-resorcin-formaldehyde-glue-reinforced fascia patch.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon
Publication Date
Volume
48
Issue
3
Pages
159–161
Identifiers
PMID: 10903063
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We describe the case of a 63-year-old female who underwent repair of a membranous tracheal defect. The tracheal perforation occurred after subtotal esophageal resection, and was associated with empyema due to esophago-gastric anastomotic leakage. We employed a fascia patch reinforced with Gelatin Resorcin- Formaldehyde/Glutaraldehyde glue for the repair, as pedicle muscular flaps were not available due to thoracotomy and a pericardial patch was inadequate because of the empyema. Our method was uncomplicated and provided a satisfactory result.

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