Gastro-pleural fistula

A gastro-pleural fistula is a very rare situation characterised by a pathological communication between the stomach and the pleural cavity.

They can occur in number of situations:

Complications

History and etymology

It is thought to have been first described by Markowitz and Herter in 1960.

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rID: 63508
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gastropleural fistulas
  • Gastro-pleural fistulation
  • Gastro-pleural fistulas

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