Aortoesophageal fistula arising as a complication of prolonged nasogastric tube placement

Kent B. Lewandrowski, James F. Southern, L. Jeffrey Medeiros, Marshall Jacobs

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Abstract

Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare disorder that may result from many causes. In this report, we describe the unique case of a 71-year-old woman who developed an aortoesophageal fistula following prolonged placement of a nasogastric tube. The presence of dense fibrous adhesions between the aorta and esophagus may have facilitated the development of aortoesophageal fistula in this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-711
Number of pages3
JournalHuman pathology
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aortoesophageal fistula
  • cardiac surgery
  • nasogastric tube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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