Successful conservative treatment for esophageal perforation by a fish bone associated with mediastinitis

Tadahiro Nozoe, Masayuki Kitamura, Yosuke Adachi, Satoru Funahashi, Rinken Yoh, Yasunori Iso, Takashi Matsumata, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

A 74 year-old man presenting with esophageal perforation associated with mediastinitis due to the swallowing of a fish bone is reported herein. Conservative treatment, including starvation therapy and the injection of antibiotic drugs, proved to be successful for this patient. Although the optimal treatment for esophageal perforation remains controversial, it is important to choose the appropriate strategies when treating cases of esophageal perforation with mediastinitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2190-2192
Number of pages3
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume45
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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