Duodeno-pulmonary fistula; a rare condition with an unusual presentation

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Haroon Khalid Lucas Meek


Duodeno-pulmonary fistula is a rare condition amongst fistulous communications between abdominal and thoracic organs. Typically patients have pulmonary symptoms preceded by abdominal complaints. We present a case of Duodeno-pulmonary fistula with an atypical presentation

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KHALID, Haroon; MEEK, Lucas. Duodeno-pulmonary fistula; a rare condition with an unusual presentation. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], n. 2, mar. 2015. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://www.journals.ke-i.org/index.php/mra/article/view/30>. Date accessed: 22 june 2018.
Duodeno-pulmonary fistula; sub-diaphragmatic abscess
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