Colobronchial Fistula as a Late Complication of Coloesophageal Interposition

David H. Perlmutter, David Tapper, Rita L. Teele, Harland S. Winter

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A 20-yr-old man developed recurrent respiratory symptoms and left lower lobe pneumonia 14 yr after long-segment colonic interposition for corrosive esophageal injury. A fistula, from a redundant supradiaphragmatic pouch of colon to a subsegmental bronchus of the lower lobe of the left lung, was discovered and treated successfully with surgical resection. This previously unreported complication, therefore, should be considered in patients who develop respiratory symptoms after coloesophageal interposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1570-1572
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984


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