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J Med Assoc Thai. 2010 Nov;93(11):1332-5.

Left subclavian arterioesophageal fistula induced by chicken bone with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and unexpected death: report of a case.

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Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.


Left subclavian arterioesophageal fistula resulting from chicken bone ingestion is a rare occurrence. The authors report the death of a 42-year-old Thai female with mental retardation who presented to the hospital with severe hematemesis and arrested Death occurred about 24 hours after laparotomy due to hypovolemic shock Postmortem examination revealed a chicken bone embedded in middle part of esophagus with fistula between the esophagus and the left subclavian artery.

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