Esophageal perforation following orogastric suction catheter insertion in an elderly patient

Roland N. Kaddoum, Fadi Farah, Rita W. Saroufim, Salah M. Zeineldine

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Abstract

Esophageal rupture has been described following iatrogenic manipulation. In this report, we present an elderly lady admitted to the operative theater for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Multiple intra-operative attempts to place a flexible orogastric tube were unsuccessful because of failure to advance. Post-operatively, the patient developed sepsis and a right pleural effusion. She was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit and she was treated with antibiotics. Radiologic evaluation confirmed an esophago-pleural fistula. Surgical repair was urgently performed for closure of fistula and lung decortication. The patient recovered and was discharged home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalMiddle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume23
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Esophageal Perforation
Suction
Fistula
Catheters
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Pleural Effusion
Intensive Care Units
Rupture
Sepsis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Lung

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Esophageal perforation following orogastric suction catheter insertion in an elderly patient. / Kaddoum, Roland N.; Farah, Fadi; Saroufim, Rita W.; Zeineldine, Salah M.

In: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 23, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 117-121.

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Kaddoum, Roland N. ; Farah, Fadi ; Saroufim, Rita W. ; Zeineldine, Salah M. / Esophageal perforation following orogastric suction catheter insertion in an elderly patient. In: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology. 2015 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 117-121.
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