Lung India

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

An unusual case of spontaneous esophagopleural fistula


Manoranjan Dash1, Thitta Mohanty1, Jyoti Patnaik1, Narayan Mishra2, Saswat Subhankar1, Priyadarsini Parida1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Dash M, Mohanty T, Patnaik J, Mishra N, Subhankar S, Parida P. An unusual case of spontaneous esophagopleural fistula.Lung India 2017;34:287-289


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Dash M, Mohanty T, Patnaik J, Mishra N, Subhankar S, Parida P. An unusual case of spontaneous esophagopleural fistula. Lung India [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];34:287-289
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