We report a case of group F streptococcal pericarditis, the source of which was found to be an esophagomediastinal fistula arising from a midesophageal diverticulum. The patient presented subacutely and had no preexisting symptoms of esophageal disease. Antibiotic therapy, surgical drainage, pericardiectomy, and esophageal myotomy led to a successful outcome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine