HIV post-tuberculous broncho-oesophageal fistulas: A surgical solution

  • G Alexander
Keywords: trachea, oesophagus, fistula

Abstract

We present a patient with HIV/AIDS with multiple tracheo-oesophageal fistulas probably due to previous tuberculosis. An Ivor-Lewis procedure was successfully undertaken following stringent pre-operative preparation. Surgical repair of persistent post-tuberculous tracheo-oesophageal fistulas may be safely undertaken in selected patients with HIV/AIDS.

Keywords: trachea; oesophagus; fistula

Published
2017-07-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2078-5151
print ISSN: 0038-2361