Use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for management of aortobronchial fistula
Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques
Aortobronchial fistula; Thoracic endovascular repair
We report the case of a 66-year-old man who had been emergently transferred to our institution with hemoptysis and hemodynamic instability. His computed tomography findings were consistent with the presence of an aortobronchial fistula. The patient had undergone open repair of coarctation of aorta via thoracotomy 20 years previously, and he was not deemed a suitable candidate for open repair. He was successfully treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair with successful exclusion of the fistula. The patient was discharged home, and the subsequent follow-up imaging study at 12 months showed the graft in a stable position without evidence of infection, pseudoaneurysm, or endoleak. This case has demonstrated the successful use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for urgent management of an aortobronchial fistula.
Lala, Salim; Tanenbaum, Mira; Ravikumar, Samyuktha; Ngoc-Nguyen, Bao; and Pocock, Elizabeth S., "Use of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for management of aortobronchial fistula" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 1717.