Aorto-oesophageal and Aortobronchial Fistulae Following Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair: A National Survey

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Abstract

Objective: We evaluated the incidence of aorto-oesophageal (AEF) and aortobronchial (ABF) fistulae after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and investigated their clinical features, determinants, therapeutic options and results. Methods: We conducted a voluntary national survey among Italian universities and hospital centres with a thoracic endovascular programme. Results: Thirty-nine centres were contacted, and 17 participated. Of the patients who underwent TEVAR between 1998 and 2008, 19/1113 (1.7%) developed AEF/ABF. Among indications to TEVAR, aortic pseudo-aneurysm was associated with the development of late AEF/ABF (P = 0.009). Further, emergent and complicated procedures resulted in increased risk of AEF/ABF (P = 0.008 and P 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Aorto-oesophageal fistula
  • Aortobronchial fistula
  • Infection
  • TEVAR
  • Thoracic aorta endovascular repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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