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Acquired esophagobronchial fistula (EBF) is a rare condition and its surgical remediation is challenging.
Management depends on the cause and degree of the injury. Corrosive substances can be alkaline or acidic in nature.
Alkali ingestion commonly causes esophageal injury while acid ingestion most often damages the stomach. However, it is
not always clear which gastrointestinal site will be injured. We present two cases of tracheoesophageal fistula with
different etiology but similar complication: one due to alkaline ingestion, and one due to acidic ingestion. Both patients
had successful surgical management.