Aorto-pulmonary fistula: a rare event in the evolution of a dissecting aneurysm of the thoracic aorta

Massimo Massetti, G Babatasi, E Saloux, S Bhoyroo, A. Khayat

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Abstract

The natural history of a thoracic aneurysm is usually towards the dissection or free rupture; rarely an aorto-pulmonary fistula can complicate this lesion. We present two cases of Aorto-pulmonary fistula as acute complication of an aneurysm of thoracic aorta; the etiopathology seem to be related to the same mechanism: a dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta leading to a secondary fistulation in the main pulmonary artery. In our two cases the diagnosis was suggested by clinical findings and by Doppler-echocardiography. Both patients were managed surgically with success and both survived.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)994-996
Numero di pagine3
RivistaEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume11
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1997

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting
  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Artery

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