Secondary aorto-esophageal fistula after thoracic aortic aneurysm endovascular repair treated by covered esophageal stenting.

@article{Tao2016SecondaryAF,
  title={Secondary aorto-esophageal fistula after thoracic aortic aneurysm endovascular repair treated by covered esophageal stenting.},
  author={Mary Tao and Eran Shlomovitz and Gail Elizabeth Darling and Graham Roche-Nagle},
  journal={World journal of clinical cases},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 8},
  pages={
          233-7
        }
}
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms is an accepted alternative to open surgery, especially in patients with significant comorbidities. The procedure itself has a low risk of complications and fistulas to surrounding organs are rarely reported. An 86-year-old patient was admitted to our hospital with gastro intestinal (GI) bleeding and a suspected aortoesophageal fistula. Eight months prior, the patient had undergone a stent graft repair of a mycotic thoracic… CONTINUE READING
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