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In situ aortic allograft insertion to repair a primary aortoesophageal fistula due to thoracic aortic aneurysm.
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PMID:  16376217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortoesophageal fistula due to thoracic aortic aneurysm is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and has an extremely poor prognosis. In the English literature, we found only 27 successfully managed cases of primary aortoesophageal fistula due to thoracic aortic aneurysm. We present a case of 74-year-old man who experienced the erosion of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm into the esophagus. We successfully performed resection and replacement of the thoracoabdominal aorta with a cryopreserved allograft and total thoracic esophagectomy. A few months later, the esophagus was reconstructed with orthotopic colonic interposition. The patient recovered well and resumed a normal life (12 months' follow-up).
Laurence Pirard; Etienne Creemers; Hendrik Van Damme; Stanislas Laurent; Pierre Honoré; Raymond Limet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0741-5214     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-26     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1213-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Liège, Hôpital du Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / complications*,  radiography
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
Esophageal Fistula / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Fistula / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*

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