Aortic and Esophageal Endografting for Secondary Aortoenteric Fistula

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The aorto-esophageal fistula is a well-recognized and potentially fatal complication of thoracic aortic surgery. Several strategies regarding its prevention and subsequent management have been described. We report the management of a large midthoracic fistula complicating redo thoraco-abdominal aortic surgery by the placement of covered stents in the aorta and esophagus to successfully exclude the lesion. While long term durability is uncertain, endografts and long-term antibiotics provide a therapeutic option for palliation in patients unfit for immediate surgery. © 2008 European Society for Vascular Surgery.




Civilini, E., Bertoglio, L., Melissano, G., & Chiesa, R. (2008). Aortic and Esophageal Endografting for Secondary Aortoenteric Fistula. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 36(3), 297–299.

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