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.
- Cancer of the esophagus
- Esophagopleural leak
- Gastrobronchial fistula
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine