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Clin Endosc. 2016 Jan;49(1):81-85. English. Case Report.
Kim JH , Kwon CI , Rho JY , Han SW , Kim JS , Shin SP , Song GW , Hahm KB .
Digestive Disease Center, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Radiology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea.

Esophageal duplication (ED) is rarely diagnosed in adults and is usually asymptomatic. Especially, ED that is connected to the esophagus through a tubular communication and combined with bronchoesophageal fistula (BEF) is extremely rare and has never been reported in the English literature. This condition is very difficult to diagnose. Although some combinations of several modalities, such as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, esophagography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and endoscopic ultrasonography, can be used for the diagnosis, the results might be inconclusive. Here, we report on a patient with communicating tubular ED that was incidentally diagnosed on the basis of endoscopy and esophagography during the postoperational evaluation of BEF.

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