Candida osteo-chondromyelitis complicating thoraco-abdominal esophageal surgery.


BACKGROUND Candida albicans osteo-costochondromyelitis is a rare condition. Such pathology after esophagectomy has not been reported. METHODS Report of four cases and review of pertinent English-language literature. RESULTS Four patients underwent esophageal surgery via a left thoraco-abdominal approach between June, 1999 and March, 2000. After complicated post-operative courses, Candida osteomyelitis of the costochondral margin presented initially as a cutaneous sinus. CONCLUSIONS All patients responded well to surgical debridement followed by a three-month course of oral fluconazole.

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@article{Sica2007CandidaOC, title={Candida osteo-chondromyelitis complicating thoraco-abdominal esophageal surgery.}, author={Giuseppe Sigismondo Sica and Sara Meissner and Khaled I Dawas and Nick D. Maynard}, journal={Surgical infections}, year={2007}, volume={8 4}, pages={479-82} }