An unusual case of spontaneous esophagopleural fistula

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Dash, Manoranjan; Mohanty, Thitta; Patnaik, Jyoti; Mishra, Narayan; Subhankar, Saswat; Parida, Priyadarsini;
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Lung India : Official Organ of Indian Chest Society,volume 34,issue 3,pages287-289 (issn: 0970-2113, eissn: 0974-598X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5427761, doi: 10.4103/0970-2113.205327
  • Subject: Diseases of the respiratory system | tuberculosis | Esophagopleural fistula | Case Report | pneumonectomy | RC705-779
    mesheuropmc: respiratory system | respiratory tract diseases

Esophago-pleural fistula (EPF) is an uncommon condition, despite of an anatomical proximity of these structures. Causes of EPF include pneumonectomy for suppurative or tubercular disease of lung and carcinoma lung, malignancy of esophagus. Benign EPF is rare and may be ... View more
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