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Successful treatment of atrioesophageal fistula by cervical esophageal ligation and decompression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21619954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrioesophageal fistula is a rare yet devastating complication of transcatheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. This condition requires urgent intervention, but the optimal treatment strategy is yet to be defined. Reported therapies range from endoscopic stenting to direct atrial repair or reconstruction while on cardiopulmonary bypass. Here, we describe the successful management of an atrioesophageal fistula by cervical esophageal ligation and decompression, along with gastric drainage.
Jamii St Julien; Joe B Putnam; Jonathan C Nesbitt; Eric S Lambright; Michael R Petracek; Eric L Grogan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-30     Completed Date:  2011-08-11     Revised Date:  2014-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e85-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Esophageal Fistula / diagnosis,  surgery*
Esophagus / surgery*
Fistula / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Atria
Heart Diseases / surgery*
Middle Aged
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