gastropericardial fistula

gastropericardial fistula

a fistula connecting the stomach with the pericardium, usually a complication after gastroesophageal surgery.
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Gastropericardial fistula is an acquired disorder with an abnormal communication between the stomach and the pericardium.
The procedure was significant for a large gastropericardial fistula, and a large hiatal hernia with gastric and esophageal perforation.
Gastropericardial fistula is an uncommon complication but it has high mortality rate, estimated around 50% [5].
A case of gastropericardial fistula of a gastric tube after esophagectomy: a case report and review.
Sudish Murthy of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his associates reported the case of a gastropericardial fistula in a 70-year-old man who became symptomatic 2 years after he had laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease.