Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179--180

Gastrobronchial fistula a rare complication post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy


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

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Sultan Rabah Alharbi
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 7805, Riyadh 11472
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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.


How to cite this article:
Alharbi SR. Gastrobronchial fistula a rare complication post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.Ann Thorac Med 2013;8:179-180


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Alharbi SR. Gastrobronchial fistula a rare complication post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];8:179-180
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