Proposed management protocol for ingested esophageal foreign body and aortoesophageal fistula: a single-center experience.

@article{Wei2015ProposedMP,
  title={Proposed management protocol for ingested esophageal foreign body and aortoesophageal fistula: a single-center experience.},
  author={Yi-ping Wei and Liru Chen and Yiming Wang and Dongliang Yu and Jinhua Peng and Jianjun Xu},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          607-15
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) is a life-threatening complication of foreign body ingestion. The primary objective of this study was to describe a new management protocol for infected AEFs, which combines endovascular stent grafting and mediastinal drainage using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). METHODS The authors analyzed the clinical data of 22 patients with ingested foreign bodies retrospectively, developed a classification system based on multidetector computed… CONTINUE READING

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