ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A multidisciplinary approach to aortoesophageal fistula: a case report
Walid Abu Arab1, François Chagnon1, Vincent Echavé1, Dominque Dorion2, Marco Sirois1
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
2Departments of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.032
Aorto-esophageal fistula is a rare emergency condition. Rapid diagnosis and management may help to save lives. We report here a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with aorto-esophageal fistula. The fistula was managed with aortic vascular endoprosthesis. An esophageal reconstruction was initially achieved with a gastric pull-up, which unfortunately failed, and subsequently, the patient underwent esophageal reconstruction using myocutaneous flap. The patient is still living with a good quality of daily life.
Keywords : Aortic aneurysm/thoracic; aorto-esophageal fistula; diagnosis
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