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.
- aortoesophageal fistula
- cardiac surgery
- nasogastric tube
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine