Multidisciplinary therapy of a large esophago-pericardial fistula arising from Barrett's esophagus.

@article{Ali2008MultidisciplinaryTO,
  title={Multidisciplinary therapy of a large esophago-pericardial fistula arising from Barrett's esophagus.},
  author={Firas Alcheikh Ali and Ahmed Mostafa and Antoine Charachon and Mehdi Karoui and Daniel Y Loisance and Matthias Kirsch},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={1690-3}
}
Esophago-pericardial fistula is a rare complication of benign esophageal pathologies. We present the case report of a patient with Barrett's esophagus complicated by an esophago-pericardial fistula managed by a multi-therapeutic approach to close the fistula using an autologous pericardial patch; placement of a coated, expandable, metallic esophageal stent; and a feeding jejunostomy.