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Pleural empyema: An unusual presentation of esophageal perforation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10461088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 67-year-old patient presented with pleural empyema as the sole manifestation of thoracic esophageal perforation, 2 weeks after accidental fish bone ingestion. Nonspecific chest pain and general deterioration, unusual presenting symptoms in themselves, accounted for the extreme delay in the diagnosis. The empyema was treated surgically, and the esophageal perforation conservatively. Despite the poor prognostic factors, the patient recovered completely after 50 days in hospital.
A Solomonov; L A Best; L Goralnik; A E Rubin; M Yigla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-14     Completed Date:  1999-10-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israeli Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Empyema, Pleural / etiology*,  surgery
Esophageal Perforation / complications*
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