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Oesophagopleural fistula as a novel cause of failed non-invasive ventilation
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  1. J R Hurst1,
  2. M I Polkey2,
  3. P Goldstraw3,
  4. B Yung1
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals NHS Trust, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL, UK
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust, London SW3 6NP, UK
  3. 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust, London SW3 6NP, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr B Yung, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals NHS Trust, Nether Mayne, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL, UK;
    Dr.Yung{at}btgh-tr.nthames.nhs.uk

Abstract

Non-invasive ventilatory support is commonly used to palliate symptoms and extend longevity in patients with ventilatory failure due to neuromuscular and restrictive chest wall disease. We describe a patient with ventilatory failure due to a combination of these factors in whom the application of non-invasive ventilation led to intolerable symptoms. An unusual cause for this was found.

  • muscular dystrophy
  • non-invasive ventilation
  • oesophageal perforation
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