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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2000 October;41(5):721-3

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Successful management of an aneurysmal aortoesophageal fistula

Mehta V. K. *, Lafaro R. J. *, De Vincenzo S. **

From the Division of Cardiovascular and *Thoracic Surgery and *Division of Pulmonary Medicine Westchester Country Medical Center New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA


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We ­report a ­case of aor­toe­soph­geal fis­tula sec­on­dary to the aneu­rysm of the ­descending tho­racic ­aorta. The ­patient pre­sented ­with mas­sive hem­a­tem­esis ­with ­bright red ­blood. ­Patient was oper­ated ­upon emer­gently and sur­vived ­without com­pli­ca­tion. Six ­other ­such ­cases ­with suc­cessful out­come ­have ­been ­reported ­before, ­which ­depends on the ­prompt diag­nosis and ­early sur­gical inter­ven­tion.

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