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Carotid-Jugular Fistula Diagnosed by Transesophageal Echocardiography.
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PMID:  22329828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in the neck are rare, and are most frequently caused by internal jugular catheter placement or penetrating trauma. Diagnosis can be missed when pathognomonic physical exam findings are absent, and heart failure can develop late when AVFs go unrepaired. We present what we believe to be the first reported case of common carotid-internal jugular fistula diagnosed during transesophageal echocardiography. Causes, physical exam findings, complications, diagnostic imaging, and treatment are discussed. (Echocardiography ****;**:E1-E4).
Authors:
Chris Somerville; Lindsay A Lucas; Robert W W Biederman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology Department of Internal Medicine Departments of MedicineCardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Drexel University, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaGerald McGinnis Cardiovascular InstituteDepartment of Bioengineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaAllegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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