Endovascular exclusion of aortobronchial fistula and distal anastomotic aneurysm after extra-anatomic bypass for aortic coarctation

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The treatment of choice for aortic coarctation in adults remains open surgical repair. Aortobronchial fistula is a rare but potentially fatal late sequela of surgical correction of isthmic aortic coarctation via the interposition of a graft. The endovascular treatment of aortobronchial fistula is still under discussion because of its high risk for infection, especially if the patient has a history of cardiovascular prosthetic implantation. Patients need close monitoring, most notably those with secondary aortobronchial fistula. We discuss the case of a 65-year-old man who presented with the combined conditions, and we briefly review the relevant medical literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017



  • Aorta, thoracic/abnormalities/radiography/surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm/etiology
  • Aortic coarctation/complications/diagnosis
  • Endovascular procedures/instrumentation
  • Fistula, aortobronchial
  • Postoperative complications
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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