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Unusual endoscopic treatment of recurrent cough and pneumonia
  1. Jan Patrick Huber,
  2. Julia Lang,
  3. Robert Thimme,
  4. Arthur Schmidt,
  5. Dominik Bettinger
  1. Department of Medicine II, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Center University of Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dominik Bettinger, Department of Medicine II, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Center University of Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Freiburg 79085, Germany; dominik.bettinger{at}uniklinik-freiburg.de

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Clinical presentation

A 51-year-old male patient presented to our emergency department with fever, aggravating coughing and orthopnoea. Clinical evaluation revealed pneumonia in the right lower lobe of the lung and due to typical radiological hallmarks, aspiration pneumonia was suspected. During the last months, he had suffered from several pneumonias. The patient’s history showed that he suffered from alveolar soft tissue sarcoma which was first diagnosed in 1985. He was treated with right-sided hemihepatectomy for resection of liver metastases, further liver resections, 12 sessions of radiation therapy and seven transarterial chemoembolisation sessions. Moreover, the patient developed a stenosis of the left hepatic bile duct and required repeated biliary stenting (10F stent) by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP; …

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