Esophagobronchial fistula closure using a novel endoscopic over-the-scope-clip Journal Article


Authors: Zolotarevsky, E.; Kwon, Y.; Bains, M.; Schattner, M.
Article Title: Esophagobronchial fistula closure using a novel endoscopic over-the-scope-clip
Abstract: We report on a patient who presented with a symptomatic esophagobronchial fistula arising from an esophageal diverticulum with recurrent pulmonary infections despite prophylactic antibiotics. She was not an optimal candidate for esophageal stenting, bronchial stenting, or surgery and had refused a gastrostomy tube placement. We performed a successful endoscopic fistula closure using a novel endoscopic over-the-scope-clip device providing an effective seal of the fistula with durable resolution of symptoms. © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Keywords: treatment outcome; aged; antibiotic agent; antibiotic therapy; surgical technique; histopathology; case report; computer assisted tomography; recurrent infection; coughing; pneumonia; acute kidney failure; intensive care unit; symptom; disease severity; endoscopic surgery; stent; thorax radiography; endoscopic therapy; lung infection; thorax injury; gastrostomy; bare metal stent; foreign body; esophagogastroduodenoscopy; syphilis; skin test; argon plasma coagulation; endoscope; esophagography; bronchial stenting; clip; endoscopic over the scope clip; esophageal stenting; esophagobronchial fistula; esophagus dilatation; esophagus diverticulosis; mediastinitis; self expandable metallic stent
Journal Title: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume: 94
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0003-4975
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2012-09-01
Start Page: e69
End Page: e70
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.02.025
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 22916783
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 1 October 2012" - "CODEN: ATHSA" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Yong Min Kwon
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  2. Mark Schattner
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  3. Manjit S Bains
    293 Bains