The Japanese journal of surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 139–142 | Cite as

Esophago-pleuro-cutaneous fistula a case report

  • Itsuo Yokoyama
  • Hidehito Ichihashi
  • Katsuhiko Kawahara
  • Mikihiko Takada
  • Tatsuhei Kondo
Original Articles

Abstract

In a sixty-three year old Japanese man with a history of long standing pulmonary tuberculosis, an unusual esophago-cutaneous fistula developed. The possibility of esophago-pleuro-cutaneous fistula was considered, because there was an old tuberculosis causing lung abscess or hilar lymph node adenopathy and which facilitated development of an extensive fistulous tract. The patient was effectively treated by palliative surgical procedure. This may be the first report of a benign esophagopleurocutaneous fistula.

Key Words

esophago-pleuro-cutaneous fistula esophago-cutaneous fistula pulmonary tuberculosis esophageal bypass surgery 

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© The Japan Surgical Society 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Itsuo Yokoyama
    • 1
  • Hidehito Ichihashi
    • 1
  • Katsuhiko Kawahara
    • 1
  • Mikihiko Takada
    • 1
  • Tatsuhei Kondo
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryNagoya University School of MedicineNagoyaJapan

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