Gastro-Bronchial Fistula in the Long-Term Follow-up of Operated Case with Esophageal Carcinoma
Erdal Yekeler 1 * , Hakki Ulutas 2, Bayram Altuntas 3
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1 Ataturk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
2 University of Inonu, School of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Malatya, Turkey
3 Erzurum Region Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erzurum, Turkey
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The development of a fistula between the gastric tube and the bronchial system represents a very rare but potentially catastrophic complication after intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy for esophageal carcinoma. A 67-years-old male patient, who underwent Ivor-Lewis surgery due to esophageal carcinoma six years ago, had persistence of complaints especially to increased cough immediately after food intake.


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Article Type: Brief Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2013 - Volume 10 Issue 1, pp. 67-68

Publication date: 09 Jan 2013

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