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Colobronchial fistula following a partial resection of the colon

  • MARINA MARAS-ŠIMUNIĆ1
  • DRAGAN DRAGIČEVIĆ1
  • MAJA ŠKORIĆ2
  • NIKOLA KOLJA POLJAK3
  • MARIN ŠIMUNIĆ4

1,Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University Hospital Split

2Department of Radiology, General Hospital Knin, Knin, Croatia

3Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital

4School of Medicine, Split

DOI: 10.22514/SV82.102013.14 Vol.8,Issue 2,October 2013 pp.70-73

Published: 17 October 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): MARINA MARAS-ŠIMUNIĆ E-mail: mmaras@kbsplit.hr

Abstract

We report a case of colobronchial fistula as a late consequence of the resection of the colon due to relapse of the gastro-intestinal stromal tumor (GIST). A 54-year-old man experiencing pain in the left upper abdominal region underwent double-contrast barium enema which revealed a fistulous channel between the splenic flexure of the colon and the bronchial tree. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy, after an extensive washout and aspiration of barium sulphate, confirmed the existence of a fistula in left lower subsegmental bronchi. The patient underwent left lower lobectomy, resection of the colobronchial fistula and resection of the splenic flexure of the colon. A year after the operation, the multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) showed neither signs of malignant abdominal disease, nor signs of pathological changes in the lung bases.

Keywords

colobronchial fistula, barium enema, colon resection, postoperative complication

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MARINA MARAS-ŠIMUNIĆ,DRAGAN DRAGIČEVIĆ,MAJA ŠKORIĆ,NIKOLA KOLJA POLJAK,MARIN ŠIMUNIĆ. Colobronchial fistula following a partial resection of the colon. Signa Vitae. 2013. 8(2);70-73.

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