Successful surgical treatment for an aortoesophageal fistula due to a descending aortic aneurysm.

@article{Unosawa2003SuccessfulST,
  title={Successful surgical treatment for an aortoesophageal fistula due to a descending aortic aneurysm.},
  author={Satoshi Unosawa and Kenji Akiyama and Kin-ichi Nakata and Hideki Masuda and Kazuhiko Wakabayashi and Rinji Shiratori and Yoshirou Kaneko and Nanao Negishi and Yukiyasu Sezai},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={257-60}
}
The patient was a 68-year-old man who consulted another hospital with a chief complaint of dysphagia, and was referred to our hospital based on a suspicion of esophageal submucosal tumor. However, the patient was emergently admitted due to hematemesis and hypotension, which occurred immediately after the acquisition of computed tomographic (CT) images for further examinations at the outpatient clinic. Contrast-enhanced chest CT demonstrated a thoracic aortic aneurysm measuring 45 mm in maximal… CONTINUE READING