A case report of a patient with pleural empyema resulting from esophagopleural fistula following perforation of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus is presented. The patient had previously received a right pneumonectomy for bronchogenic carcinoma with the adjunct of postoperative radiotherapy. Description of the case, differential diagnosis and therapy of esophagopleural fistulas (EPF) as well as a review of the Literature is described and discussed.
Right post pneumonectomy pleural empyema caused by an esophagopleural fistula due to an esophageal carcinoma / Oliaro, Alberto; Filosso, Pier Luigi; Casadio, C.; Ruffini, Enrico; Molinatti, M.; Cianci, R.; Porrello, C.; Rastelli, M.; Leo, F.; Maggi, G.. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY. - ISSN 0021-9509. - 36:(1995), pp. 607-609.