Gastropleural fistula. Report of three cases and review of the literature

Ori D. Rotstein, Timothy L. Pruett, Richard L. Simmons

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Three cases of gastropleural fistulas of different causes are presented. Patients with acute fistulas from ruptured intrathoracic portions of stomach appear to benefit from early surgery and repair. The management of more insidious gastropleural fistulas probably demands a more conservative approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-396
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1985

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
From the Surgical Infectious Disease Division, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneepolis, Minnesota. Suppotted In part by a grant (ODR) from the Medical Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

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