Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú
versión impresa ISSN 1022-5129
ISHIOKA, Shinichi et al. Aortoesophageal fistula: successful managenet of harzardous complication caused by foreingn body. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.3, pp. 278-281. ISSN 1022-5129.
The rate of foreign body ingestion in the gastrointestinal tract requiring endoscopic treatment is 10% to 20% and its retention in the esophagus may represent risk of severe complications. Additionally to endoscopic treatment, surgical procedure might be necessary in approximately 1%. The case of an alcoholic patient, which accidentally ingested a dental prosthesis during an episode of severe drunkenness, is reported. He developed an aortoesophageal fistula that, after endoscopic evaluation, was surgically treated with success.
Palabras llave : Esophageal Foreign body; Dental Prosthesis; Aortoesophageal Fistula; Fístula aortoesofágica.