Malignant esophagopulmonary fistula complicating achalasia

M. S. Frank, Lawrence J. Brandt, K. Haas, J. G. Parker

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Abstract

The diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma complicating achalasia is often delayed because symptoms of the carcinoma, e.g., dysphagia and weight loss are easily attributed to the achalasia by both the patient and physician. Furthermore, whereas fistula to the respiratory tree is a distinctly unusual complication of esophageal carcinoma, the authors are not aware of a single report of esophageal carcinoma with a malignant fistula to the respiratory tree occurring in a patient with achalasia. This report describes such a patient who presented with pulmonary symptoms and in whom an endoscopic diagnosis of a malignant esophagopulmonary fistula was made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume71
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Esophageal Achalasia
Fistula
Carcinoma
Deglutition Disorders
Weight Loss
Physicians
Lung

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Malignant esophagopulmonary fistula complicating achalasia. / Frank, M. S.; Brandt, Lawrence J.; Haas, K.; Parker, J. G.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 71, No. 2, 1979, p. 206-209.

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Frank, MS, Brandt, LJ, Haas, K & Parker, JG 1979, 'Malignant esophagopulmonary fistula complicating achalasia', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 206-209.
Frank, M. S. ; Brandt, Lawrence J. ; Haas, K. ; Parker, J. G. / Malignant esophagopulmonary fistula complicating achalasia. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1979 ; Vol. 71, No. 2. pp. 206-209.
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