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Successful conservative treatment for esophageal perforation by a fish bone associated with mediastinitis.

Authors
  • Nozoe, T
  • Kitamura, M
  • Adachi, Y
  • Funahashi, S
  • Yoh, R
  • Iso, Y
  • Matsumata, T
  • Sugimachi, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hepato-gastroenterology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
45
Issue
24
Pages
2190–2192
Identifiers
PMID: 9951892
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 74 year-old man presenting with esophageal perforation associated with mediastinitis due to the swallowing of a fish bone is reported herein. Conservative treatment, including starvation therapy and the injection of antibiotic drugs, proved to be successful for this patient. Although the optimal treatment for esophageal perforation remains controversial, it is important to choose the appropriate strategies when treating cases of esophageal perforation with mediastinitis.

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