Tracheoesophageal fistula secondary to disk battery ingestion: a case report of gastric interposition and tracheal patch

J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jul;42(7):E39-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.05.006.


The authors report a child with tracheoesophageal fistula secondary to disk battery ingestion. With respiratory compromise precluding expectant therapy and primary repair not achievable, gastric interposition and tracheal patch repair were undertaken in the acute phase. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of primary gastric interposition for traumatic tracheoesophageal fistula and suggest that immediate reconstruction can give an outcome at least as good as other reported approaches.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Electric Power Supplies*
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lithium
  • Male
  • Pericardium / transplantation
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / etiology*
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / surgery*
  • Tracheostomy


  • Lithium