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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2012;12(3):188-191.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2012.12.3.188    Published online September 10, 2012.
Tracheoesophageal Fistula in the Treatment of Gastric Variceal Hemorrhage with Sengstaken-Blakemore Tube
Hyun Jin Kim, Jeong Ho Kim, Seong Jin Lee, Joon Han Jeon, Hyung Jun Cho, Chung Hwa Park, Dae Young Cheung, Se Hyun Cho
Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. chowhang@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract
The Sengstaken-Blakemore tube (SB tube) is used to control esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding in emergencies, and various complications have been reported following its use. Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is an extremely rare complication after SB tube insertion. We herein present a case of an 80-year-old female patient who experienced TEF after repeated insertion of the SB tube to control recurrent gastric variceal hemorrhage.
Key Words: Tracheoesophageal fistula; Sengstaken-Blakemore tube; Variceal hemorrhage
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