Grand Rounds Recap 12/30/15

Grand Rounds Recap 12/30/15

Morbidity and Mortality Conference with Dr. LaFollette

Tracheoinnominate Fistula

One of the most dreaded days in the ED, a post-trach patient presents with a small bleed that stopped, is this one of 50% of patients with a TI fistula waiting to unleash?

  • 0.3% occurrence after routine tracheotomy
  • Incidence peaks 7-14 days after procedure

Once the patient starts massively bleeding - what's your next move hotshot?

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