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Hum Pathol. 1989 Jul;20(7):709-11.

Aortoesophageal fistula arising as a complication of prolonged nasogastric tube placement.

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Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114.


Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare disorder that may result from many causes. In this report, we describe the unique case of a 71-year-old woman who developed an aortoesophageal fistula following prolonged placement of a nasogastric tube. The presence of dense fibrous adhesions between the aorta and esophagus may have facilitated the development of aortoesophageal fistula in this patient.

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