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Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortoenteric Fistulas.

06:00 EST 6th December 2011 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortoenteric Fistulas."

Abstract  Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare manifestation of thoracic aortic surgery or esophageal disease. We describe a patient who underwent emergent endovascular repair of an aortoesophageal fistula due to a ruptured penetrating ulcer of the descending thoracic aorta and review the literature on this subject. (J Card Surg 2011; **:1-3).

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Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Spectrum Health, Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Name: Journal of cardiac surgery
ISSN: 1540-8191
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