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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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 benign bronchoesophageal fistulas in the adult.
A bronchoesophageal fistula was also diagnosed, for which he declined intervention.
1) We report an immunocompetent case with coexistence of a tuberculous bronchoesophageal fistula and intracranial tuberculosis, successfully managed by antituberculous chemotherapy alone.
Follow-up esophagogram after antituberculous treatment of one and a half months' duration showed disappearance of the bronchoesophageal fistula.