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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7982641, 5 pages
Case Report

Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Secondary to Mediastinitis due to Esophageal Perforation

1Hospital Universitario Mayor, Mederi, Bogotá, Colombia
2Fundación Universitaria Sanitas, Bogotá, Colombia
3Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

Received 15 October 2015; Accepted 14 January 2016

Academic Editor: Vincent Low

Copyright © 2016 Claudia Patricia Zuluaga et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Esophageal perforation is a condition associated with high morbidity and mortality rates; it requires early diagnosis and treatment. The most common complication of esophageal rupture is mediastinitis. There are several case reports in the literature of mediastinitis secondary to esophageal perforation and development of aortic pseudoaneurysm as a complication. We report the case of a patient with an 8-day history of esophageal perforation due to foreign body (fishbone) with mediastinitis and aortic pseudoaneurysm. The diagnosis was made using Computed Tomography (CT) with intravenous and oral water-soluble contrast material. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy did not detect the perforation.