Aerocele after tracheocutaneous fistula closure

John P. Bent, Richard J.H. Smith

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Tracheocutaneous fistulas (TCF) occasionally follow pediatric tracheotomy decannulation, often requiring surgical treatment. Complications of TCF closure are infrequent, but may include development of a cervical aerocele. A case of cervical aerocele after TCF closure is described. Based on our experience with this problem, we offer guidelines for care of TCFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerocele
  • Tracheocutaneous fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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