Successful management of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by a fish bone - Case report and review of literature

Kelly, Stephen L., Peters, Paul, Ogg, Murray J., Li, Alan and Smithers, Bernard M. (2009). Successful management of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by a fish bone - Case report and review of literature. In: Conjoint Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons/College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China, (). May 2008. doi:10.1186/1749-8090-4-21


Author Kelly, Stephen L.
Peters, Paul
Ogg, Murray J.
Li, Alan
Smithers, Bernard M.
Title of paper Successful management of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by a fish bone - Case report and review of literature
Conference name Conjoint Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons/College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
Conference location Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China
Conference dates May 2008
Journal name Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1186/1749-8090-4-21
Open Access Status DOI
ISSN 1749-8090
Volume 4
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We report a case of aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) caused by a fish bone that had a successful outcome. Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare complication of foreign body ingestion from which few patients survive. Over one hundred cases of AEF secondary to foreign body ingestion have been documented but only seven, including our case, have survived over 12 months. Treatment involved stabilising the patient with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube and insertion of a thoracic aortic endovascular stent-graft. Unfortunately the stent became infected and definitive open surgical repair involved removing the stent, replacing the aorta with a homograft and coverage with a left trapezius flap while under deep hypothermic arrest.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under Case Reports. Article # 21.

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