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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-24

Esophageo pleural fistula due to esophageal cancer


1 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Medicine, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Ruchi Sachdeva
Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Medicine, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak 124 001, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.146848

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A 61-year-old male admitted in chest clinic with complaints of left-sided chest pain, sudden onset breathlessness, and cough since last 15 days. Patient was anex-smoker with no past history of tuberculosis. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and received radiotherapy 1 year back. On chest X-ray, left-sided hydropneumothorax was found and intercostal drainage insertion was done. A week later patient complained of extrusion of food particles into intercostal drainage bag. On evaluation, esophageopleural (EP) fistula was confirmed.


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