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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86

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


Department of Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi

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P E Nwose
Department of Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi

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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.


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