A Case Report of a Spontaneous Oesophageal Pleural Fistula 522-524
Dr. Prithpal Singh Matreja,
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology,
Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital,
Ramnagar, Patiala, India.
Phone: +91-9855001847, +91-1762-507118
We are reporting a case of an asthmatic patient who presented to us with retrosternal chest pain, constipation, and shortness of breath, with features which were suggestive of a hydropneumothorax and shock. On recovery from the shock, the patient was found to have increased chest tube drainage, which was suggestive of an oesophageal rupture. The Computerized Tomography (CT) scan showed a fistulous track. The patient was diagnosed as a case of a spontaneous oesophageal pleural fistula (Spontaneous EPF) on the basis of her clinical and radiological findings.