SESSION TITLE: Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Esophagopericardial fistula (EPF) is a rare and potentially life threatening complication of both benign and malignant esophageal tumors. Esophageal stenting has been described as one of the potential treatment modalities. The formation of an EPF after stent placement is extremely rare and has not been well described. We report the case of a 66-year-old male with metastatic esophageal cancer who underwent palliative stent placement. Ten days later, he presented with hemodynamic instability and pleuritic chest pain. He was found to have cardiac tamponade and underwent pericardiocentesis. Imaging studies revealed an EPF.