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Aortopulmonary fistula occurring 4 years after replacement of the ascending aorta

Micha T. Maeder, Thomas Wolber, Andreas Künzli, Michele Genoni, Robert Blank & Hans Rickli

abstract A 62-year-old man presenting with congestive heart failure due to a fistula between an aortic pseudoaneurysm and the right pulmonary artery is described. The shunt occurred 4 years after aortic valve and supracoronary graft replacement and was diagnosed by transesophageal contrast echocardiography. After redo surgery the patient made an uneventful recovery.
   
citation Maeder M T, Wolber T, Künzli A, Genoni M, Blank R, Rickli H. Aortopulmonary fistula occurring 4 years after replacement of the ascending aorta. The Annals of thoracic surgery 2006; 81:e18-20.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 5-2006
journal title The Annals of thoracic surgery (81/5)
ISSN electronic 1552-6259
pages e18-20
PubMed 16631631
DOI 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.01.029