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Esophago-Pericardial Fistula in Childhood - Case Report and Literature Review - Abstract

José L. Salinas Ruiz, Blanca J. R. Núñez, Miguel P. Piñeiro


A case of esophago-pericardial fistula presenting as cardiac tamponade in a 2 years old girl with corrosive esophageal stenosis under esophageal dilatation treatment is reported. The patient survived the episode and six months later an esophageal substitution was successfully performed. A review of the literature reveals the rarity of this situation and several interesting aspects related to it are discussed.

Keywords: esophago-pericardial fistula, cardiac tamponade, child


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