Characteristics of Esophagorespiratory Fistulas Resulting from Esophageal Cancers: A Single-Center Study on 243 Cases in a 20-Year Period

@article{Balzs2009CharacteristicsOE,
  title={Characteristics of Esophagorespiratory Fistulas Resulting from Esophageal Cancers: A Single-Center Study on 243 Cases in a 20-Year Period},
  author={{\'A}kos Bal{\'a}zs and Zolt{\'a}n Galambos and P{\'e}ter K{\'a}roly Kupcsulik},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={994-1001}
}
Esophagorespiratory fistulas are serious complications of esophageal tumors. The main goal of this study was to reveal their characteristics. In the period between 1984 and 2004, 243 fistulas were diagnosed among the 1993 patients with esophageal cancer. Comparing the characteristic data of patients with and without fistula (demographics, symptoms, duration time of symptoms, morphologic features, histology, metastases, staging), multivariance analysis showed significant differences (P < 0.05… CONTINUE READING

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