Sultan K Kadasah, Abdulaziz Al Qahtani, Mohammed Alqarny, Shahd Saeed Ali dlboh, Adnan Saeed Q Al-Malki


Acquired tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare and severe complication of intubation and tracheostomy, which can lead to serious comorbidities and high mortality. In this case report, we present a case with TEF in addition to multiple systemic diseases and infections, highlighting the patient’s clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management. This case highlights the importance of considering acquired TEF as a potential complication of prolonged intubation and the need for prompt diagnosis and management to prevent potentially life-threatening complications, including death.


Acquired tracheoesophageal fistula; Prolonged Intubation; Complications; Tracheostomy; Case report.

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