Bronchoscopic advances in the management of aerodigestive fistulas

Houssein A. Youness, Kassem Harris, Ahmed Awab, Jean I. Keddissi


Malignant aerodigestive fistula (ADF) is an uncommon condition complicating thoracic malignancies. It results in increased morbidity and mortality and warrants therapeutic intervention. The management approach depends on symptoms, configuration, location, and extent of the fistula. This article will discuss the therapeutic considerations in the management of ADF.