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An Unusual Cause of Death in Poisoning: A Case Report

Jayaprakash, Sharija MD

American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181ed7868
Case Reports
Abstract

Arterioesophageal fistula is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding. Arterioesophageal fistula and haematemesis are rare in poisoning, especially in noncorrosive poisoning. An arterioesophageal fistula can occur in patients with retroesophageal subclavian artery. This is usually associated with prolonged presence of nasogastric tube.

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From the Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Manuscript received December 18, 2008; accepted July 5, 2009.

Correspondence: Sharija Jayaprakash, MD, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, S. India Pin: 695 011. E-mail: sharijajp@yahoo.co.in.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.