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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179-180

Gastrobronchial fistula a rare complication post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy


Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Sultan Rabah Alharbi
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 7805, Riyadh 11472
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.114285

PMID: 23922615

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Gastrobronchial fistula is a rare but serious complication of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with significant morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a 30-year-old man who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity and presented later with a history of chronic productive cough. Upper gastrointestinal series showed the presence of a communicating fistula between the stomach and the left lung bronchial tree.


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