Endovascular stenting of an aortopulmonary fistula presenting with hemoptysis: A case report

A. C. Campagna, J. H. Wehner, C. M. Kirsch, C. P. Semba, F. T. Kagawa, W. A. Jensen, M. D. Dake

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Abstract

We present a 45 year old man with massive hemoptysis due to an aortopulmonary fistula. Our patient had a history of a previous patent ductus arteriosus repair which was complicated by a previous aortopulmonary fistula. Computed tomography of the chest and aortography made the diagnosis of a recurrent aortopulmonary fistula. Because of the history of previous surgical aortic procedures, repair of the fistula was completed through a retroperitoneal aortotomy with intravascular insertion of an expandable stainless steel stent covered by a polyester graft. The patient has had no hemoptysis or computed tomographic evidence of fistula recurrence thirty eight months after the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-646
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume37
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortopulmonary fistula
  • Endovascular stent-graft
  • Hemoptysis, massive
  • Polyester graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Campagna, A. C., Wehner, J. H., Kirsch, C. M., Semba, C. P., Kagawa, F. T., Jensen, W. A., & Dake, M. D. (1996). Endovascular stenting of an aortopulmonary fistula presenting with hemoptysis: A case report. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 37(6), 643-646.