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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2007 Vol.8 No.10 P.709-714


Successful tubes treatment of esophageal fistula

Author(s):  ZHOU Ning, CHEN Wei-xing, LI You-ming, XIANG Zhun, GAO Ping, FANG Ying

Affiliation(s):  Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China

Corresponding email(s):   weixingchen666@163.com

Key Words:  Esophageal fistula, Bronchoesophageal fistula, Esophagopleural fistula, Tubes treatment

ZHOU Ning, CHEN Wei-xing, LI You-ming, XIANG Zhun, GAO Ping, FANG Ying. Successful tubes treatment of esophageal fistula[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2007, 8(10): 709-714.

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Aim: To discuss the merits of “tubes treatment” for esophageal fistula (EF). Methods: A 66-year-old female who suffered from a bronchoesophageal and esophagothoratic fistula underwent a successful “three tubes treatment” (close chest drainage, negative pressure suction at the leak, and nasojejunal feeding tube), combination of antibiotics, antacid drugs and nutritional support. Another 55-year-old male patient developed an esophagopleural fistula (EPF) after esophageal carcinoma operation. He too was treated conservatively with the three tubes strategy as mentioned above towards a favorable outcome. Results: The two patients recovered with the tubes treatment, felt well and became able to eat and drink, presenting no complaint. Conclusion: tubes treatment is an effective basic way for EF. It may be an alternative treatment option.

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