Gastrobronchial fistula repair followed by esophageal leak - Rescue by transesophageal drainage of the pleural cavity

Pier Paolo Brega Massone, M. Infante, M. Valente, B. Conti, U. Carboni, I. Cataldo

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Abstract

A gastrobronchial fistula (GBF) associated with bilateral aspiration pneumonia was diagnosed six years after an esophagectomy with gastric pull-up. After failed surgical repair, an uncontained esophagopleural leak developed. Fistula closure was attempted by implanting a Wilson-Cook endoprosthesis, which quickly became dislodged. Transesophageal drainage was positioned endoscopically through the suture-line defect and led to closure of the leak after 10 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Pleural Cavity
Fistula
Drainage
Aspiration Pneumonia
Esophagectomy
Sutures
Stomach

Keywords

  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Esophagopleural leak
  • Gastrobronchial fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Gastrobronchial fistula repair followed by esophageal leak - Rescue by transesophageal drainage of the pleural cavity. / Brega Massone, Pier Paolo; Infante, M.; Valente, M.; Conti, B.; Carboni, U.; Cataldo, I.

In: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, p. 113-116.

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Brega Massone, Pier Paolo ; Infante, M. ; Valente, M. ; Conti, B. ; Carboni, U. ; Cataldo, I. / Gastrobronchial fistula repair followed by esophageal leak - Rescue by transesophageal drainage of the pleural cavity. In: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2002 ; Vol. 50, No. 2. pp. 113-116.
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