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Ann Thorac Med. 2013 Jul;8(3):179-80. doi: 10.4103/1817-1737.114285.

Gastrobronchial fistula a rare complication post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

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Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Gastrobronchial fistula is a rare but serious complication of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with significant morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a 30-year-old man who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity and presented later with a history of chronic productive cough. Upper gastrointestinal series showed the presence of a communicating fistula between the stomach and the left lung bronchial tree.


Gastric leak; gastrobronchial fistula; laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy; subphrenic collection

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