oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A rare complication of colon replacement for oesophageal stenosis

Volume 19, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A colon graft perforated into the pericardium resulting in pericarditis and haemopericardium from left atrial perforation (presumahly from ulceration). This occurred in a five-year old male African child who presented with haematemesis and melaena and in whom a colon graft had been performed for acquired oesophageal stenosis from reflux oesophagiotis associated with hiatus hernia.

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