Atrio-oesophageal fistula: dismal outcome of a rare complication with no common solution.

@article{AlAlao2016AtriooesophagealFD,
  title={Atrio-oesophageal fistula: dismal outcome of a rare complication with no common solution.},
  author={Bassel Suffian Al-Alao and Allen Pickens and Omar M. Lattouf},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={949-956}
}
Atrio-oesophageal fistula caused by diffusion of ablative energy through the left atrial wall to the oesophagus is a lethal complication. A high level of suspicion, rapid diagnosis and early correction are of crucial importance. In this review, we highlight the key points that will aid in the thought processes and provide guidance in the prevention, early diagnosis and management to reduce complications and improve outcome when atrio-oesophageal fistula is suspected.