Esophagopleural fistula originating from diverticulum after pneumonectomy. A case report and review of the literature.

@article{Inoue1999EsophagopleuralFO,
  title={Esophagopleural fistula originating from diverticulum after pneumonectomy. A case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Masumi Inoue and Rine Nakanishi and Toshihiro Osaki and Takashi Yoshimatsu and Kosei Yasumoto},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={761-3}
}
Esophagopleural fistula (EPF) is a very rare and fatal disease. A 56 year-old man developed a pyothorax resulting from an EPF with esophageal diverticulum after a right pneumonectomy. The patient was successfully treated with a three-stage operation and control of infection and nutritional status. First, fenestration was performed, then an ante-thoracic gastroplasty, and a radical thoracoplasty was performed. Surgical management, nutritional support, and control of infection were the… CONTINUE READING