Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2008 • VOLUME 14 • №2

PRIMARY AORTOESOPHAGEAL FISTULA: A RARE VARIANT OF A RUPTURED CHRONIC POSTTRAUMATIC DISSECTING ANEURYSM OF THE DESCENDING THORACIC AORTA

Belov Yu.V., Stepanenko A.B., Gens A.P., Savichev D.D., Bobylev D.O., Komarov R.N.
Department of Surgery of the Aorta and its Branches, B.V. Petrovsky Russian Research Centre of Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Presented herein is own experience in successful management of a female patient diagnosed with a primary aortoesophageal fistula secondary to a rupture of a chronic posttraumatic dissecting aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta into the oesophagus. The contained herein review of the literature deals with the problems concerning surgical policy of and indications for different variants of reconstructive operations on the aorta and oesophagus.

KEY WORDS: thoracic aorta aneurysm, aortoesophageal fistula, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, surgical management.

P. 133-140

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