242 – Tracheal Fistula

242 - Tracheal fistula

Here the communication with the esophagus is so wide that it occupies the entire diameter of the tracheal posterior wall. The condition responds to a long list of causes that include therapeutic accidents and is favored by the chronic prostration and poor nutrition of these patients. Cetrángolo Hospital

238 – Tracheal Fissure

238 - Tracheoesophageal fistula

Tracheoesophageal fistula: Intense edema of the entire tracheal mucosa, with extensive areas of submucosal hemorrhage. The edema becomes irregular in the posterior wall and a U-shaped fissure occupies the center of the image. The dark coloration of its path is due to the methylene blue instilled in the esophagus for its detection. Isidoro R., Sinus … Read more