A lung abscess combined with mediastinal air shadow

Keun Choi In Keun Choi, Hyung Lee Sin Hyung Lee, Youb Lee Sang Youb Lee, Youn Cho Jae Youn Cho, Jeong Shim Jae Jeong Shim, Ho In Kwing Ho In, Hwa Yoo Se Hwa Yoo, Ho Kang Kyung Ho Kang

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    A 55-year-old-female was admitted for the evaluation of mass shadow on chest film. She complained of fever, chilling, cough, and whitish sputum. She did not give any history of choking or coughing when she ate. The chest CT showed lung abscess in right lower lobe with extension of infiltration and air shadow in mediastinum. The esophagoscopy and esophagography were performed to find the cause of mediastinal infiltration, and bronchoesophageal fistula was detected in esophagography. The patient complained of severe chilling and febrile sensation after esophagography, mediastinitis aggravated by thin barium was suggested clinically. So, surgical drainage of lung abscess and thin barium was done urgently. One month after operation, follow-up of esophagoscopy and esophagography were done, the bronchoesophageal fistula was not detected.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)142-146
    Number of pages5
    JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


    • Adult
    • Congenital brnochoesophageal fistula

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases


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