The paper contains a description of the case - 63 year old patient with surgery due locally advanced cancer of the gastric cardia. In 28 postoperative day symptoms of GI bleeding occurred. Despite the endoscopic attempts undertaken to stop bleeding, the patient died in the course of hemorrhagic shock.
Posed by the post-mortem consider: aorto-esophageal fistula, is a rare complication in surgery of the esophagus. The rapidly increasing symptoms and deterioration of the patient, in most cases, despite the measures taken, ending in death of the patient.
In the literature, there are few reports of this complication. There is also no clear guidelines on how to proceed. Reminder of the possibility of bad promising complications and the analysis carried out on the basis of this case and the available literature can be helpful for specializing in surgery of the digestive tract
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