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Perforating Barrett's ulcer resulting in a life-threatening esophagobronchial fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11834036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perforating benign ulcer is a very rare complication of Barrett's esophagus. This report presents the management of a patient with a Barrett's ulcer that penetrated into the left mainstem bronchus resulting in a life-threatening bronchial esophageal fistula. This rare complication was successfully managed by using a staged surgical approach, which combined the principles used for treating benign esophagorespiratory fistulas and perforating Barrett's ulcers.
John J Nigro; Ross M Bremner; Clark B Fuller; Jörg Theisen; Yanling Ma; Vaughn A Starnes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-08     Completed Date:  2002-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Barrett Esophagus / complications*
Bronchial Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Esophageal Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Intestinal Perforation / complications*
Peptic Ulcer / complications*

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