T-tube management of late esophageal perforation

Irfan Qadir, Hasnain Zafar, Mubashir Zareen Khan, Hasanat Mohammad Sharif

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Esophageal perforation is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. Management strategy of such a patient depends on the extent of perforation and the time interval between perforation and diagnosis. The use of a T tube to treat delayed esophageal perforation with complete resolution and no need for future definitive surgery has been less frequently described. We adapted this principle in successful management of a 73 year old patient with four days history of fever, shortness of breath, chest pain and radiological evidence of perforation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • Esophageal perforation
  • Pleuromedinitis
  • T-tube


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