Tracheo-oesophageal fistula after palliative treatment of oesophageal cancer

J Gastrointest Oncol. 2015 Oct;6(5):E86-8. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2015.063.

Abstract

We present a case of an 86-year-old male who presented with severe pneumonia in the context of having undergone radiotherapy and then an oesophageal stent insertion for palliation of oesophageal cancer. He was diagnosed with a tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) which was successfully managed by deploying a second stent within the first stent.

Keywords: Oesophageal cancer; oesophageal stent; radiotherapy; tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF).