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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine