Successful reconstruction of traumatic carinal tissue loss using the esophagus in an infant

Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Sep;84(3):1031-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.01.047.


We present a case report of an infant who underwent successful reconstruction of a traumatic tracheal and carinal chemically induced corrosive injury using an esophageal flap to reconstruct the trachea and subsequently re-establishing gastrointestinal continuity with a colon interposition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colon / transplantation
  • Corrosion
  • Esophagus / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Trachea / injuries*
  • Trachea / surgery*