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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87-89

Ischemic necrosis of gastric tube due to intercostal drainage tube causing delayed gastropleural fistula – Rare case report

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Asian Cancer Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Asian Cancer Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Prriya Eshpuniyani
Department of Surgical Oncology, Asian Cancer Institute, Mumbai - 400 022, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bjhs.bjhs_64_20

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Gastropleural fistula is a rare complication of a number of disease processes, much less as a reported complication of pressure necrosis of a drainage tube. We present a patient of carcinoma esophagus having developed such a posttransthoracic esophagectomy complication with cervical esophagogastric anastomosis due to the ischemic pressure necrosis due to the tip of the normally place intercostal drainage tube on the gaseous distended stomach tube.

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