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Table 2 Previously reported cases with gastrobronchial fistula caused by leakage from the staple line of a gastric tube after resection for esophageal cancer

From: A case report of a gastrobronchial fistula and lung abscess caused by leakage from the staple line of a gastric tube after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer

Case Age Sex Tumor location Stage Reconstruction Location of fistula Postoperative days Symptom Treatment
1 [6] 61 F Posterior mediastinum Trachea Mild mediastinitis, Respiratory insufficiency Cervical esophagostomy and drainage, reconstruction by subcutaneous colonic interposition
2 [21] 55 M Middle third Posterior mediastinum Right bronchus 10 Respiratory insufficiency Re-exploratory thoracotomy
3 [19] 71 F Middle T1bN0 Posterior mediastinum Right bronchus None Alloderm patch with intercostal muscle flap
Present case 61 M Low T1bN0 Posterior mediastinum Right bronchus 11 Fever, chest and abdominal pains Lobectomy and intercostal muscle flap