Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1985 Nov;5(1):53-55.

A Case of Esophagopericardial Fistula


Esophagopericardial fistala is a rare and usually life threatening complication of both benign and malignant esophageal disease. A case of pyopneumopericarduim in 45 year-old female is reported. Streptocoeeus viridana in pas celtore was isolated from pericardial pus. The disorder resulted from eaqyhagoyericardial fistula which probably developed as a complication of esophageal diverticnlum. The diagnasis of the fistula was established preoperatively on the basis of chest X-ray, esophagogram and. endoeeopic findings. The treatment was thoracotorny with drainage of pericardium, diverticulectomy and antimicrobial chemotherapy. The patieat improved postoperatively.

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