Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 48(3): 159-161
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-9632
Case Report
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Sucessful Repair of Tracheal Defect Using Gelatin-Resorcin-Formaldehyde-Glue-Reinforced Fascia Patch

T. Sasajima, K. Yamazaki, H. Sugimoto, S. Hirata, E. Yatsuyanagi
  • First Department of Surgery, Asahikawa Medical College Hospital, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

We describe the case of a 63-year-old female who underwent repair of a membranous tracheal defect. The tracheal perforation occurred after subtotal esophageal resection, and was associated with empyema due to esophago-gastric anastomotic leakage. We employed a fascia patch reinforced with Gelatin Resorcin- Formaldehyde/Glutaraldehyde glue for the repair, as pedicle muscular flaps were not available due to thoracotomy and a pericardial patch was inadequate because of the empyema. Our method was uncomplicated and provided a satisfactory result.


Received for Publication: April 26, 1999

M.D., PhD T. Sasajima

First Department of Surgery, Asahikawa Medical College

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