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Aorta-right atrial fistula after VSD operation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17377867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a late complication after ventricular septal defect surgical repair. Proximally, the fistula spread into the right atrium, resulting in an aorta-right atrium fistula. This is a previously unreported iatrogenic complication after a cardiac operation. An aorta-to-right atrial fistula developed within 14 years after closure of an atrial and ventricular septal defect. Previous ventricular septal defect operations should be remembered as a possible cause of aorta-right atrial fistula. Surgical correction was required.
B Ozay; A S Okmen; M Idiz; E Okmen; B Ketenci; I Yekeler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-22     Completed Date:  2007-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Heart Atria / pathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery*
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / surgery
Sinus of Valsalva / pathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Vascular Fistula / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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