Interventional management of Esophagorespiratory Fistula

Ji Hoon Shin, Jin Hyoung Kim, Ho Young Song

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An esophagorespiratory fistula (ERF) is an often fatal consequence of esophageal or bronchogenic carcinomas. The preferred treatment is placement of esophageal and/or airway stents. Stent placement must be performed as quickly as possible since patients with ERFs are at a high risk for aspiration pneumonia. In this review, choice of stents and stenting area, fistula reopening and its management, and the long-term outcome in the interventional management of malignant ERFs are considered. Lastly, a review of esophagopulmonary fistulas will also be provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophagopleural fistula
  • Esophagorespiratory fistula
  • Interventional technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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