Combined Y-Shaped Covered Metallic Stents for Gastrobronchial Fistulas Involving the Right Intermediate Bronchus

  • Yonghua Bi
  • Zepeng Yu
  • Xinwei HanEmail author
  • Gang WuEmail author
Case Report


Gastrobronchial fistula that involves the right intermediate bronchus is an extremely rare complication of esophagectomy. In this report, two patients with gastrobronchial fistulas around the secondary right carina were treated by combined Y-shaped covered metallic stents. Four covered stents were inserted successfully at the first attempt with no complications. The gastrobronchial fistula was fully sealed in each patient, and they were able to eat without coughing.


Respiratory tract fistula Stents Fluoroscopy Postoperative complications 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81501569).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval Statement

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee and Medical Records Management Section of the he First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University.

Informed Consent Statement

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyThe First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

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