Hodgkin's disease presenting with a bronchoesophageal fistula

Edmund S. Kassis, Chandra P. Belani, Peter F. Ferson, Robert J. Keenan, James D. Luketich

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Bronchoesophageal fistula is a rare complication of Hodgkin's disease. We report a case of Hodgkin's disease presenting with a bronchoesophageal fistula that was successfully treated with bipolar esophageal exclusion and substernal gastric bypass. Direct invasion from mediastinal lymph nodes was the probable cause. Although bronchoesophageal fistula can result as a complication during the course of treatment for Hodgkin's disease, it rarely occurs as the presenting feature. Early recognition and surgical treatment are key aspects of management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1409-1410
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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