Acute management of aortobronchial and aortoesophageal fistulas using thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

@article{Jonker2009AcuteMO,
  title={Acute management of aortobronchial and aortoesophageal fistulas using thoracic endovascular aortic repair.},
  author={Frederik H. W. Jonker and Robin H. Heijmen and Santi Trimarchi and Hence J. M. Verhagen and Frans L Moll and Bart E. Muhs},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={
          999-1004
        }
}
BACKGROUND Aortobronchial fistula (ABF) and aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) are rare but lethal if untreated; open thoracic surgery is associated with high operative mortality and morbidity. In this case series, we sought to investigate outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for emergency cases of ABF and AEF. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients with AEF and ABF undergoing TEVAR in three European teaching hospitals between 2000 and January 2009. Eleven patients… CONTINUE READING

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