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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine