Endovascular aortic stenting in patients with chronic traumatic aortocaval fistula.


This study aimed to present the treatment of a case of delay presenting of traumatic aortocaval fistula (ACF) and its effect on hemodynamic problem. A 59-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with heart failure due to a 41-year-old traumatic ACF. ACF closure was performed by endovascular aortic stenting. His hospital course after procedure was complicated by severe bradycardia and torsades de pointes and excessive diuresis. We concluded the endovascular technique provided an attractive alternative to open surgical methods for repair of chronic ACF. However, in chronic cases, complications such as severe bradycardia (Nicoladoni-Branham sign) and excessive diuresis must be anticipated.

DOI: 10.3400/avd.cr.13-00078

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@article{Srisuwan2013EndovascularAS, title={Endovascular aortic stenting in patients with chronic traumatic aortocaval fistula.}, author={Tanop Srisuwan and Rungsrit Kanjanavanit and Kittipan Rerkasem}, journal={Annals of vascular diseases}, year={2013}, volume={6 4}, pages={741-4} }