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A woman with cough: gastrobronchial fistula as a delayed complication of bariatric surgery. Case report and literature review

Published:November 18, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2013.11.022
      Bariatric surgery has become the treatment of choice for morbid obesity. This case report aims to increase awareness of the emergency physician of a possible presentation of a gastrobronchial fistula after bariatric surgery. Similar presentation may occur after esophageal or other upper abdominal surgery. Appropriate studies for diagnosis are contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography and upper gastrointestinal studies.
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