February 1971

Fistula Between an Interposed Colon and the Left Ventricle

Author Affiliations

From the Robert S. Marx Surgical Laboratories, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and the Research Corporation, Detroit General Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Surg. 1971;102(2):146-147. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350020056016

A rare case of peptic ulceration of an esophageal colon interposition with erosion into the left ventricle occurred in a 16-year-old boy. The patient had recurrent, massive gastrointestinal bleeding. Successful treatment of this condition demands an awareness of the diagnosis and prompt, proper surgical intervention.