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Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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Duodeno-pleural fistula: a rare complication of peptic ulcer perforation

PE Nwose, AME Nwofor, UC Ogbuokiri

Abstract


Duodenopleural fistula is a very uncommon complication of peptic ulcer perforation and usually follows empyema after a subdiaphragmatic abscess rupture. We present a rare case of duodenopleural fistula following subdiaphragmatic abscess, which resulted in thoracic empyema after gastric perforation.

Keywords: duodenopleural fistula, peptic ulcer perforation, subdiaphragmatic abscess

Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Vol. 9(1) 2006: 84-86



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