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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287-289

An unusual case of spontaneous esophagopleural fistula


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Manoranjan Dash
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.205327

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Esophago-pleural fistula (EPF) is an uncommon condition, despite of an anatomical proximity of these structures. Causes of EPF include pneumonectomy for suppurative or tubercular disease of lung and carcinoma lung, malignancy of esophagus. Benign EPF is rare and may be due to trauma or infection. The most common infectious cause is tuberculosis. Spontaneous development of fistula between esophagus and pleura is rarely described in literature. We, hereby present a spontaneous case of such a rare entity in a middle-aged male.


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