Aortic and Esophageal Endografting for Secondary Aortoenteric Fistula

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Abstract

The aorto-esophageal fistula is a well-recognized and potentially fatal complication of thoracic aortic surgery. Several strategies regarding its prevention and subsequent management have been described. We report the management of a large midthoracic fistula complicating redo thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery by the placement of covered stents in the aorta and esophagus to successfully exclude the lesion. While long term durability is uncertain, endografts and long-term antibiotics provide a therapeutic option for palliation in patients unfit for immediate surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Endograft
  • Esophageal fistula
  • Infected

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery

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