Thoracoscopic Tracheoesophageal N-fistula Repair using a 5.8-mm Miniature Stapler for Fistula Division
21 June 2017
16 July 2017
06 September 2017 (online)
We report a case of thoracoscopic N-type tracheoesophageal fistula repair using a 5.8-mm miniature stapler for fistula division. Our patient developed recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula 3 months postoperatively. One of the reasons for late recurrence may have been the small size of the fistula and not interposing a pleural or muscle flap primarily.