Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108--110

Multifactorial dyspahgia complicated by esophago-bronchial fistula


Julie Sebastian, VS Kirankumar, Joseph M Pappachan, Sue Ann Zachariah, TR Radha, P Sujathan 
 Department of Medicine, Kottayam Medical College, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Joseph M Pappachan
Department of Medicine, Kottayam Medical College, Kerala - 686 008
India

Dysphagia in an elderly patient necessitates urgent clinical evaluation to exclude the possibility of an underlying esophageal malignancy. Atherosclerotic aortic aneurysms are common in old age, but dysphagia aortica resulting from compression of the esophagus by an aortic aneurysm is a rare cause for dysphagia. Development of a malignant esophago-airway fistula can occur from a variety of tumors, the most common of which is esophageal cancer. A case of longstanding dysphagia resulting from dysphagia aortica later developing an esophageal malignancy complicated by esophago-bronchial fistula is outlined in this unique case report.


How to cite this article:
Sebastian J, Kirankumar V S, Pappachan JM, Zachariah SA, Radha T R, Sujathan P. Multifactorial dyspahgia complicated by esophago-bronchial fistula.J Can Res Ther 2007;3:108-110


How to cite this URL:
Sebastian J, Kirankumar V S, Pappachan JM, Zachariah SA, Radha T R, Sujathan P. Multifactorial dyspahgia complicated by esophago-bronchial fistula. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Mar 3 ];3:108-110
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