A hybrid endoscopic technique to close tracheoesophageal fistula

Post written by Maoyin Pang, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. A 56-year-old male with a history of laryngeal malignancy status post laryngectomy and permanent tracheostomy and tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis placed 12 years ago was referred to our clinic for recurrent aspiration of both liquid and solid …

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Closure of a chronic tracheoesophageal fistula

Vivek Kumbhari, MD, FRACP from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, USA presents this video case titled "Closure of a chronic tracheoesophageal fistula by use of a cardiac septal occluder" from the VideoGIE section. In this video, we demonstrate the use of a cardiac septal occluder (Amplatzer; St Jude Medical, Plymouth, Minnesita, USA) to …

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