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Esophageal-left atrial fistula: An unsual cause.
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PMID:  24814125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 55-year-old male presented with progressive dyspnea, swelling of legs and abdominal distension for past one week. Routine investigation showed presence of large pericardial effusion. Pericardiocentesis tapped a yellow colored sterile fluid with predominant polymorphs. However sequence of events following pericardiocentesis were unusual as patient developed stroke. MRI brain and CECT thorax were done. MRI brain showed small infarct and CECT showed presence of open safety pin eroding through esophagus and communicating with left atrium with thrombus and an air pocket within. Patient developed progressive encephalopathy and CT brain revealed multiple infarcts with pneumocephalus.
Bhavesh Meel; Prakash Chandwani; Ravinder Singh Rao; Sudhir Kumar Vyas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian heart journal     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0019-4832     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Heart J     Publication Date:    2014 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374675     Medline TA:  Indian Heart J     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Cardiological Society of India. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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