Aortopulmonary fistula: an uncommon complication in dystrophic aortic aneurysm

Massimo Massetti, G Babatasi, A Rossi, N Kapadia, E Neri, S Bhoyroo, J. L Gerard, P Commeau, A. Khayat

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Wall dissection is a typical complication in the evolution of Marfan aortic aneurysm and usually is associated with valve regurgitation. Formation of a fistula with adjacent structures is very uncommon. We report the case of a 32-year-old man who presented with the typical features of Marfan's syndrome, with chronic aneurysm of the ascending aorta and acute aortopulmonary fistula. Diagnosis was made preoperatively by aortography; operation was performed successfully. A review of the literature only shows a few cases of aortopulmonary fistula in atherosclerotic, syphilitic, or postendocarditis disease.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1563-1564
Numero di pagine2
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1995


  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Artery


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