Successful repair of benign left atriogastric fistula after transhiatal esophagectomy

Ankit Bharat, Ralph Damiano, G. Alexander Patterson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Benign gastrocardiac fistula is a rare complication following esophagectomy that can occur when the gastric tube is placed in the retrosternal space. We describe a benign fistula between the left atrium and the gastric conduit following transhiatal esophagectomy. The surgical technique that was used for successfully repair is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1475-1477
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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