Reinforcement of an end-to-end tracheal resection anastomosis with fibrin glue: a case report. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Aged
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Surgical Wound Dehiscence
  • Tracheostomy
  • Treatment Outcome

MeSH Major

  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
  • Tissue Adhesives
  • Trachea
  • Tracheal Stenosis

abstract

  • Tracheal resection and primary anastomosis is the treatment of choice for a short-segment stenosis. However, the procedure does carry the risk of two potentially fatal complications: anastomosis breakdown and leak. We describe the case of a 67-year-old man who was treated for a 3-cm tracheal stenosis secondary to a prolonged intubation and multiple tracheostomies. The patient underwent a tracheal resection and primary anastomosis. The anastomosis was reinforced with fibrin sealant, which created an airtight seal. The patient was extubated postoperatively, and he healed without complication. Fibrin sealant is a convenient, safe, and effective material for reinforcing anastomotic suture lines.

publication date

  • April 2001

has subject area

  • Aged
  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Surgical Wound Dehiscence
  • Tissue Adhesives
  • Trachea
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheostomy
  • Treatment Outcome

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11338648

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 234

end page

  • 6, 238

volume

  • 80

number

  • 4