Esophagopericardial Fistula and Pneumopericardium From Caustic Ingestion and Esophageal Stent.

Affiliation

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Esophagopericardial fistulas are rare. Most reported cases are related to malignancy or prior surgical intervention. We report a case of an esophagopericardial fistula presenting as pneumopericardium and purulent pericarditis in a patient with a history of caustic ingestion and an esophageal stent.