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dc.titleSubclavian arterio-esophageal fistula secondary to fish bone impaction: Report of a case
dc.contributor.authorLeow, C.K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:43:11Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:43:11Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationLeow, C.K. (1998). Subclavian arterio-esophageal fistula secondary to fish bone impaction: Report of a case. Surgery Today 28 (4) : 409-411. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s005950050151
dc.identifier.issn09411291
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134075
dc.description.abstractA 48-year-old Indian man swallowed a fish bone and presented 1 week later with dysphagia, following a single episode of fresh hematemesis. A barium swallow demonstrated a horizontal mucosal tear at the level of the aortic arch, and computed tomography (CT) showed mediastinal emphysema and a bleeding point medial to the left subclavian artery which appeared to be contained by a surrounding hematoma. Subsequently, he developed sudden massive hematemesis and collapsed. Despite emergency surgery, the patient died. At the postmortem examination, a 1.2-cm fistula tract was found connecting the esophagus to the left subclavian artery. This case report emphasizes that a diagnosis of arterio-esophageal fistula should be considered if a patient presents with fresh hematemesis and a recent history of foreign body ingestion.
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dc.subjectArterio-esophageal fistula
dc.subjectForeign body
dc.subjectHematemesis
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSURGERY
dc.description.doi10.1007/s005950050151
dc.description.sourcetitleSurgery Today
dc.description.volume28
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page409-411
dc.description.codenSUTOE
dc.identifier.isiut000072688900010
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