Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2017 Dec;50(6):453-455. 10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.6.453.

Phlegmonous Esophagitis Treated with Internal Drainage and Feeding Jejunostomy

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. chestlee@yuhs.ac

Abstract

We report the case of a 67-year-old woman presenting with epigastric pain. Computed tomography identified diffuse phlegmonous esophagitis. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed multiple perforations in the mucosal layer of the esophagus. A large amount of pus was drained internally through the gut. The patient was treated with antibiotics and early jejunostomy feeding. Although phlegmonous esophagitis is a potentially fatal disease, the patient was successfully treated medically with only a minor complication (esophageal stricture).

Keyword

Phlegmonous esophagitis; Drainage; Esophagitis

MeSH Terms

Aged
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cellulitis*
Drainage*
Endoscopy, Digestive System
Esophagitis*
Esophagus
Female
Humans
Jejunostomy*
Suppuration
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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