Broncho-gastric fistula complicating transthoracic esophagectomy.

  title={Broncho-gastric fistula complicating transthoracic esophagectomy.},
  author={C. S. Pramesh and Sanjay Sharma and Avinash P Saklani and Beejal V. Sanghvi},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  volume={14 3-4},
Tracheo-esophageal and broncho-esophageal fistulas are recognized complications in advanced esophageal cancers. The common complications seen after transthoracic esophagectomy include pulmonary complications, anastomotic leaks, gastric stasis, and anastomotic strictures. A broncho-gastric fistula is a very rare complication of transthoracic esophagectomy and has been reported anecdotally in the literature. We report a patient who underwent a transthoracic esophagectomy and developed a broncho… CONTINUE READING


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