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Successful repair of an aortoesophageal fistula with aneurysm from esophageal diverticulum.
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PMID:  11845889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare, frequently fatal, cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and there are few reported survivors of it. We report a successful surgical case of aortoesophageal fistula associated with an infective thoracic aortic aneurysm. The patient had been diagnosed as having an esophageal diverticulum 8 months before admission. The aortoesophageal fistula was completely resected, followed by esophagojejunum anastomosis and patch closure for the entry of the aneurysm and omental coverage to the wall of the descending aorta in one stage. In this case, esophageal diverticulum was diagnosed before the development of an aortoesophageal fistula associated with an aneurysm.
Fuyuhiko Yasuda; Takatsugu Shimono; Hitoshi Tonouchi; Hideto Shimpo; Isao Yada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-15     Completed Date:  2002-03-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and The Second Department of Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, Tsu, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Diseases / radiography,  surgery*
Diverticulum, Esophageal / radiography,  surgery*
Esophageal Fistula / radiography,  surgery*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vascular Fistula / radiography,  surgery*

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