Congenital Bronchoesophageal Fistula Associated with Esophageal Diverticulum in the Adult

Jim Sik Cho, Jun Keun Jung, HyoJin Park, Sang In Lee, In Suh Park, Doo Yun Lee

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Abstract

Congenital bronchoesophageal fistula is a rare clinical entity in adults. This anomaly may cause various symptoms such as respiratory infections, coughing bouts when eating or drinking, and even hemoptysis. The fistula can cause symptoms in childhood but may not appear until adulthood. We recently experienced a case of congenital bronchoesophageal fistula associated with esophageal diverticulum in an adult. A 63-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to chest discomfort, sore throat and coughing bouts when eating. An empyema with lung abscess had occurred eight years previously. Results of the physical examination were unremarkable. A Barium swallowing revealed a medium-sized diverticulum at the right anterior aspect of the esophagus, which had developed a fistulous connection with the right lower lobe bronchus. The patient was treated by fistulectomy and lobectomy of the right lower lobe. The postoperative course was smooth and uneventful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1

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Esophageal Diverticulum
Fistula
Eating
Lung Abscess
Empyema
Hemoptysis
Pharyngitis
Diverticulum
Barium
Bronchi
Deglutition
Respiratory Tract Infections
Esophagus
Drinking
Physical Examination
Thorax

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Cho, Jim Sik ; Jung, Jun Keun ; Park, HyoJin ; Lee, Sang In ; Park, In Suh ; Lee, Doo Yun. / Congenital Bronchoesophageal Fistula Associated with Esophageal Diverticulum in the Adult. In: Yonsei medical journal. 1997 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 249-254.
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