bronchoesophageal fistula

bron·cho·e·soph·a·ge·al fis·tu·la

communication between a bronchus and the esophagus; may occur in association with either infection or tumors involving a bronchus or the esophagus.
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Clinical profile and management of tuberculous Bronchoesophageal fistula.
Acquired Benign Bronchoesophageal Fistulas in the Adult.
As candidal colonization of the esophagus is common in HIV-infected individuals with low CD4 counts, candida may be suspected but cannot be proven, as the definitive etiology of bronchoesophageal fistula in our patient.
Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is much more common than bronchoesophageal fistula (BEF).
Acquired tracheoesophagoal and bronchoesophageal fistula.
Repair of acquired tracheoesophagoal and bronchoesophageal fistula.
6 Risher WH, Arensman RM, Ochsner JL: Congenital bronchoesophageal fistula.
Smith BD Jr, Mikaelian DO, Cohn HE: Congenital bronchoesophageal fistula in the adult.
A bronchoesophageal fistula was also diagnosed, for which he declined intervention.
Patients with malignant tracheoesophageal or bronchoesophageal fistula should be considered for stenting of the esophagus, airway, or both for symptomatic relief, but attempts at curative resection or esophageal bypass are not recommended (grade 1C).
1) We report an immunocompetent case with coexistence of a tuberculous bronchoesophageal fistula and intracranial tuberculosis, successfully managed by antituberculous chemotherapy alone.