Broncho-oesophageal fistula

Broncho-oesophageal fistula (BOF) refers to an abnormal communication between a bronchus and the oesophagus.

A small proportion of patient with congenital forms may present in adulthood. A common presenting feature is with recurrent pulmonary infections with other uncommon presentations being recurrent coughing bouts with meals and rarely haemoptysis.

Aetiology

BOF can be either congenital or acquired, with the latter including:


Oesophageal pathology
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Article Information

rID: 29288
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Broncho-oesophageal fistulae
  • Broncho-oesophageal fistulation
  • Broncho-esophageal fistula
  • Broncho-esophageal fistulation
  • Oesophagobronchial fistula

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