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Surgical treatment of aortobronchial fistula after thoracic endograft failure

Author(s): Dell'Aquila Angelo | Mastrobuoni Stefano | Gallo Alina | Olavide Isidro | Martin-Trenor Alejandro

Journal: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
ISSN 1749-8090

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 134;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: bronchial fistula | aortic dissection | aortic ulcer | endovascular stent

Abstract Endovascular stent grafting has been recently considered as a less invasive alternative to either medical therapy or open surgical treatment for many patients with descending thoracic aortic disease. Late complications are rarely described in literature. Herein, we described the occurrence of an aorto-bronchial fistula and a retro-A dissection in a 73-year-old man after stent-grafting for a penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU) of the descending thoracic aorta and the successful surgical technique adopted in order to remove the stent-graft.
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