Technique for Repair of a Tracheocutaneous Fistula After Lung Transplantation

<p>Tracheocutaneous fistulas are infrequent complications of prolonged tracheostomies. This video explains the technique used at the authors’ institution for closure of a tracheocutaneous fistula in the context of a clinical case. The critical steps are:</p><ol><li>Create the subcutaneous tissue flaps.</li><li>Dissect around and preserve the fistula tract.</li><li>Properly size the rim of tissue of the fistula tract.</li><li>Imbricate the fistula tract.</li><li>Close the strap muscles and subcutaneous tissues. ​</li></ol>