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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Inoue M., Nakanishi R., Osaki T., Yoshimatsu T., Yasumoto K.
From the Department of Surgery II University of Occupational and Environmental Health Kitakyusyu, Japan
Esophagopleural fistula (EPF) is a very rare and fatal disease. A 56 year-old man developed a pyothorax resulting from an EPF with esophageal diverticulum after a right pneumonectomy. The patient was successfully treated with a three-stage operation and control of infection and nutritional status. First, fenestration was performed, then an ante-thoracic gastroplasty, and a radical thoracoplasty was performed. Surgical management, nutritional support, and control of infection were the cornerstones of the treatment of EPF.