Bacterial pericarditis due to group F streptococci as a complication of esophagomediastinal fistula

Rajesh Kabra, Karl F. Welke, Kemp H. Kernstine, F. Jeffrey Field, Brad H. Thompson, Hemender S. Vats, Neal Lee Weintraub

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2132-2134
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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