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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-25

Acquired bronchoesophageal fistula


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Government Medical College, Amritsar, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.45201

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Bronchoesophageal fistula in an adult is rarely encountered in clinical practice. Most commonly, they have malignant origin. We report a case of bronchoesophageal fistula secondary to trauma caused by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The patient presented with recurrent chest infections and dysphagia since he underwent endoscopic procedure for obstructed denture. Barium swallow study revealed fistulous connection between right lower lobe bronchus and esophagus.


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