Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 119–121 | Cite as

Esophagobronchial fistula secondary to ruptured traction diverticulum

  • Emil J. Balthazar


An unusual complication of benign esophagobronchial fistula, secondary to a ruptured esophageal traction diverticulum, is reported and illustrated. The patient presented with a history of chronic, recurrent bronchitis and intermittent episodes of paroxysmal attacks of coughing and strangling on the ingestion of fluids (Ono's sign). A review of the literature with emphasis on the occurrence, pathogenesis, radiographic features, and clinical implications of esophageal traction diverticula is presented.

Key words

Esophagus Diverticulum Esophagobronchial fistula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil J. Balthazar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNew York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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