esophageal fistula

Summary

Summary: Abnormal passage communicating with the ESOPHAGUS. The most common type is TRACHEOESOPHAGEAL FISTULA between the esophagus and the TRACHEA.

Top Publications

  1. doi Aortoesophageal fistula following Polyflex stent placement for refractory benign esophageal stricture
    J Rogart
    Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Endoscopy 39:E321-2. 2007
  2. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula after thoracic aortic stent-graft placement: a rare but catastrophic complication of a novel emerging technique
    Holger Eggebrecht
    Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center Essen, Essen, Germany
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:570-6. 2009
  3. ncbi Atrial-esophageal fistula after atrial radiofrequency catheter ablation
    Marc O Siegel
    Division of Infectious Diseases, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:73-6. 2010
  4. pmc Upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to an aberrant right subclavian artery-esophageal fistula: a case report and review of the literature
    Adam Millar
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 21:389-92. 2007
  5. ncbi Postoperative esophageal leak management with the Polyflex esophageal stent
    Richard K Freeman
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:333-8. 2007
  6. ncbi Brief communication: atrial-esophageal fistulas after radiofrequency ablation
    Jennifer E Cummings
    The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:572-4. 2006
  7. ncbi Successful repair of an aortoesophageal fistula with aneurysm from esophageal diverticulum
    Fuyuhiko Yasuda
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and The Second Department of Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, Tsu, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:637-9. 2002
  8. ncbi Successful one-stage operation of aortoesophageal fistula from thoracic aneurysm using a rifampicin-soaked synthetic graft
    Takehiro Inoue
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kinki University School of Medicine, 377 2 Ohno Higashi, Osaka Sayama, Osaka 589 8511, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:322-4. 2008
  9. ncbi Surgical management of primary aortoesophageal fistula secondary to thoracic aneurysm
    M J Reardon
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:967-70. 2000
  10. ncbi Esophageal leaks repaired by a muscle onlay approach in the presence of mediastinal sepsis
    Nikos Kotzampassakis
    Division of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:966-72. 2009

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  1. doi Aortoesophageal fistula following Polyflex stent placement for refractory benign esophageal stricture
    J Rogart
    Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Endoscopy 39:E321-2. 2007
  2. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula after thoracic aortic stent-graft placement: a rare but catastrophic complication of a novel emerging technique
    Holger Eggebrecht
    Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center Essen, Essen, Germany
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:570-6. 2009
    ..Our goal was to report characteristics and outcomes of 6 patients with aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)...
  3. ncbi Atrial-esophageal fistula after atrial radiofrequency catheter ablation
    Marc O Siegel
    Division of Infectious Diseases, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:73-6. 2010
    Atrial-esophageal fistula is a rare but often fatal complication of catheter radiofrequency ablation. Patients occasionally have bacteremia and have been misdiagnosed with endocarditis...
  4. pmc Upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to an aberrant right subclavian artery-esophageal fistula: a case report and review of the literature
    Adam Millar
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 21:389-92. 2007
    ..A case of a 57-year-old man presenting with melena and hypotension secondary to an ARSA-esophageal fistula is reported...
  5. ncbi Postoperative esophageal leak management with the Polyflex esophageal stent
    Richard K Freeman
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:333-8. 2007
    ..This investigation reviews our experience treating postoperative esophageal leaks with the Polyflex esophageal stent (Boston Scientific, Natick, Mass)...
  6. ncbi Brief communication: atrial-esophageal fistulas after radiofrequency ablation
    Jennifer E Cummings
    The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:572-4. 2006
    ..Ablation of atrial fibrillation is generally considered safe and effective. However, atrial-esophageal fistulas have recently been reported as a rare but fatal complication...
  7. ncbi Successful repair of an aortoesophageal fistula with aneurysm from esophageal diverticulum
    Fuyuhiko Yasuda
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and The Second Department of Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, Tsu, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:637-9. 2002
    ..In this case, esophageal diverticulum was diagnosed before the development of an aortoesophageal fistula associated with an aneurysm...
  8. ncbi Successful one-stage operation of aortoesophageal fistula from thoracic aneurysm using a rifampicin-soaked synthetic graft
    Takehiro Inoue
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kinki University School of Medicine, 377 2 Ohno Higashi, Osaka Sayama, Osaka 589 8511, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:322-4. 2008
    ..This is the original report of the surgical repair of aortoesophageal fistula using a rifampicin-soaked graft...
  9. ncbi Surgical management of primary aortoesophageal fistula secondary to thoracic aneurysm
    M J Reardon
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:967-70. 2000
    ..We report a successful repair of primary aortoesophageal fistula, secondary to descending thoracic aortic aneurysm, and review the evolution of management since the three previously reported successful repairs at our institution...
  10. ncbi Esophageal leaks repaired by a muscle onlay approach in the presence of mediastinal sepsis
    Nikos Kotzampassakis
    Division of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:966-72. 2009
    ..Nineteen patients were evaluated after closure of intrathoracic esophageal leaks by a pediculated muscle flap onlay repair in the presence of mediastinal and systemic sepsis...
  11. pmc Aberrant right subclavian artery-esophageal fistula and severe gastrointestinal bleeding after surgical correction of scimitar syndrome
    Kaushik K Jain
    Department of Internal Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 39:571-4. 2012
    Scimitar syndrome and gastrointestinal bleeding from an aberrant right subclavian artery-esophageal fistula are each extremely rare...
  12. ncbi Left atrial-esophageal fistula complicating radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Eduardo Sosa
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:249-50. 2005
  13. ncbi Time course of esophageal lesions after catheter ablation with cryothermal and radiofrequency ablation: implication for atrio-esophageal fistula formation after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Kenneth Lauren Ripley
    CryoCor Inc, San Diego, California, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:642-6. 2007
    ..Atrio-esophageal fistulas have been described as a consequence of radiofrequency (RF) ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, whether cryoablation can avoid this potential fatal complication remains unclear...
  14. ncbi Cervical screw missing secondary to delayed esophageal fistula: case report
    Sedat Cagli
    Ege University, Department of Neurosurgery, Izmir, Turkey
    Turk Neurosurg 19:437-40. 2009
    ..Spontaneous perforation of the esophagus and screw loss via the gastrointestinal tract make this case interesting....
  15. ncbi Tuberculous oesophagopleural fistula
    K B Gupta
    Department of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak 124001
    J Indian Med Assoc 109:504-5. 2011
    ..The fistulous connection between these structures appeared to be due to tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenopathy as evident on CT thorax...
  16. ncbi Esophagorespiratory fistula: long-term results of palliative treatment with covered expandable metallic stents in 61 patients
    Ji Hoon Shin
    Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388 1 Poongnap dong, Songpa Ku, Seoul 138 736, Korea
    Radiology 232:252-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate long-term clinical results of palliative treatment of esophagorespiratory fistulas (ERFs) with covered expandable metallic stents...
  17. ncbi Aorta-esophageal fistula induced by a foreign body: the first recorded survival
    G Ctercteko
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 80:233-5. 1980
    Two cases of aorta-esophageal fistula (AEF) resulting from a foreign body in the esophagus are presented. One we believe to be the first recorded survival...
  18. ncbi Esophagorespiratory fistulas of tumorous origin. Non-operative management of 264 cases in a 20-year period
    Akos Balazs
    Department of Surgery, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:1103-7. 2008
    ..The objective was to reveal the incidence, causes and characteristics of fistula formation and to examine the possibilities and efficiency of the treatment...
  19. ncbi Palliative treatment of malignant esophagopulmonary fistulas with covered expandable metallic stents
    Kyung Rae Kim
    Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Songpa Gu, Seoul 138 736, Korea
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 193:W278-82. 2009
    ..The objective of our study was to evaluate the safety and clinical effectiveness of covered expandable metallic stents for palliative treatment of malignant esophagopulmonary fistulas...
  20. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistulas due to thoracic aorta aneurysm: surgical versus endovascular repair. Is there a role for combined aortic management?
    Christos Prokakis
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Patras University School of Medicine, Patras, Greece
    Med Sci Monit 14:RA48-54. 2008
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  21. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula: an uncommon complication after stent-graft repair of an aortic thoracic aneurysm
    Guillermo Isasti
    Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Campus Teatinos s n, 29010 Malaga, Spain
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:683-4. 2009
    ..To report the incidence and management of aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) secondary to endovascular stent-graft repair of the descending thoracic aorta...
  22. ncbi A fatal complication due to radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation: atrio-esophageal fistula
    Bingur Sonmez
    Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:281-3. 2003
    ..This article reports a case of fatal atrio-esophageal fistula after radiofrequency ablation in a patient with rheumatic mitral and aortic valve disease with chronic ..
  23. ncbi Secondary aortoesophageal fistula after endoluminal exclusion because of thoracic aortic transection
    Kirk A Hance
    Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, 66160, USA
    J Vasc Surg 37:886-8. 2003
    ..The endoluminal graft was explanted, with primary repair of the thoracic aortic defect and simultaneous primary repair of the esophageal injury. The patient is well 15 months after open repair of the AEF...
  24. ncbi Esophageal fistula after endovascular treatment in a type B aortic dissection of the descending thoracic aorta
    Paolo Porcu
    Cardiac Surgery Department, Grenoble University Hospital, France
    J Vasc Surg 41:708-11. 2005
    ..Despite this aggressive surgical approach and an initial favorable postoperative course, the patient suddenly died 3 weeks later, likely from a rupture of the aortic stump...
  25. ncbi Left atrial-esophageal fistula following radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Mauricio I Scanavacca
    Arrhythmia Unit Heart Institute Incor, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:960-2. 2004
    This report describes a fatal case of left atrial-esophageal fistula occurring in a 72-year-old man after a radiofrequency catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
  26. ncbi [Case of esophageal foreign body complicated by mediastinitis and broncho-esophageal fistula]
    Monika Tywończuk-Szulc
    Oddział Laryngologii Wojewódzkiego Szpitala Specjalistycznego w Olsztynie
    Otolaryngol Pol 58:615-8. 2004
    ..The patient was sent to the Thoracic Surgery Ward of John Paul Hospital in Cracow where the performance of thoracotomy was used as surgical treatment. Closure of fistula made that our patient was able to return to normal life...
  27. ncbi Esophageal damage during radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation: impact of energy settings, lesion sets, and esophageal visualization
    M Martinek
    Department of Cardiology, Elisabethinen University Teaching Hospital Linz, Austria
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:726-33. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi Movement of the esophagus during left atrial catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Eric Good
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2107-10. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the extent of esophageal mobility that occurs during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation under conscious sedation...
  29. ncbi Malignant esophageal-tracheobronchial strictures: parallel placement of covered retrievable expandable nitinol stents
    D H Nam
    Department of Radiology, Soonchunhyang University Chonan Hospital, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Republic of Korea
    Acta Radiol 47:3-9. 2006
    ..To assess the safety and clinical effectiveness of the parallel placement of covered retrievable expandable metallic stents in the palliative treatment of malignant esophageal and tracheobronchial strictures...
  30. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula-relief of massive hematemesis with an endovascular stent-graft
    N Kato
    Department of Radiology, Mie University Hospital, 2 174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 34:63-6. 2000
    ..5 months later, which was caused by a tracheoesophageal fistula. Stent-graft repair is a safe and effective method to treat aortoesophageal fistula and may be an alternative to surgical resection...
  31. ncbi Atrio-esophageal fistula as a complication of percutaneous transcatheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Circulation 109:2724-6. 2004
    ..Radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation is becoming widely practiced...
  32. ncbi Diagnosis and management of aortoesophageal fistula caused by a foreign body
    Giuseppe S Sica
    Department of Surgery, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:2217-8. 2004
    ..A case of aortoesophageal fistula caused by a swallowed fish bone leading to respiratory arrest is reported. The clinical presentation was unusual. The successful treatment required the use of hypothermic circulatory arrest...
  33. ncbi Emergency endovascular repair of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by a foreign body
    Joeri Assink
    Department of Vascular Surgery, VU University Medical Center, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Endovasc Ther 12:129-33. 2005
    ..To report stent-graft treatment of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by a foreign body...
  34. pmc Perforation of the oesophagus and aorta after eating fish: an unusual cause of chest pain
    H D'Costa
    Horton Hospital, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Banbury, UK
    Emerg Med J 20:385-6. 2003
    ..In the case described here, the fistula was demonstrated on contrast computed tomography before surgery, thus informing surgical management. The patient is the eighth reported survivor...
  35. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula secondary to stent-graft repair of the thoracic aorta
    Holger Eggebrecht
    Department of Cardiology, West German Heart Center, University of Duisburg Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany
    J Endovasc Ther 11:161-7. 2004
    ..To report the incidence and management of aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) secondary to endovascular stent-graft repair of the descending thoracic aorta...
  36. pmc Aortoesophageal fistula: value of in situ aortic allograft replacement
    Edouard Kieffer
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Pitie Salpetriere University Hospital, Paris, France
    Ann Surg 238:283-90. 2003
    ..The purpose of this report is to describe our experience in management of aortoesophageal fistulas (AEF) with special emphasis on the value of in situ aortic allograft replacement...
  37. ncbi Tracheal agenesis without esophageal fistula: genetic, resuscitative, and pathological issues
    Daniele De Luca
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital A Gemelli Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Pediatr Surg 43:e29-32. 2008
    ..Usefulness of uncommon resuscitative maneuvers is discussed: a promptly performed surgical tracheotomy is the only mean to ventilate such a baby...
  38. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula: alternatives of treatment case report and literature review
    Jorge Flores
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 10:241-6. 2004
    ..We also include a discussion on criteria for selecting the most appropriate alternative of treatment: open or endovascular repair, based on a review of the literature currently available in MEDLINE...
  39. ncbi Delayed complications after esophageal stent placement for treatment of malignant esophageal obstructions and esophagorespiratory fistulas
    M Q Wang
    Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 12:465-74. 2001
    ..05). Thirteen patients (15.9%) died from complications directly related to stent placement. CONCLUSION: Esophageal stent placement for malignant obstruction or fistula is associated with a substantial incidence of delayed complications...
  40. ncbi Successful treatment of primary aorta-esophageal fistula resulting from aortic aneurysm
    D M Snyder
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 85:457-63. 1983
    ..that rupture occurs into the esophagus in 10% of the cases and constitutes the most common cause of aorta-esophageal fistula. A reasonable literature review has not revealed a previously successful treatment for this condition...
  41. ncbi Benign broncho-esophageal fistula in the adult
    Abeel A Mangi
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:911-5. 2002
    Benign broncho-esophageal fistula (BEF) in the adult is rare, and occurs as a complication of inflammatory disorders, foreign body ingestion, or congenital anomalies. Nonspecific symptoms lead to a delay in diagnosis.
  42. ncbi Successful surgical treatment for an aortoesophageal fistula due to a descending aortic aneurysm
    Satoshi Unosawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nihon University Nerimahikarigaoka Hospital, 2 11 1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima ku, Tokyo 179 0072, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 9:257-60. 2003
    ..This study reports the course of a patient with an aortoesophageal fistula due to a thoracic aortic aneurysm whose life was successfully saved by emergency surgery, together with literature...
  43. ncbi Comparative study of different treatments for malignant tracheoesophageal/bronchoesophageal fistulae
    Y Hu
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
    Dis Esophagus 22:526-31. 2009
    ..With patients' QOL considered, the self-expandable coated stenting should be the first choice of therapy for malignant tracheoesophageal/bronchoesophageal fistula, whereas gastrostomy should be kept from use...
  44. ncbi Pathologic features of cryopreserved aortic allograft implanted in the active infection
    Akitoshi Yamada
    Division of Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Pediatric Surgery, Department of Cardio Pulmonary and Vascular Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:203-4. 2006
  45. ncbi Endovascular repair in the presence of aortic infection
    Jose A Gonzalez-Fajardo
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Hospital Clinico Universitario of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
    Ann Vasc Surg 19:94-8. 2005
    ..A review of the literature with positive and negative results has been included for a better understanding of this condition...
  46. ncbi [The study of the autopsies of six patients with progressive esophageal cancer to investigate complications caused by esophageal stents]
    Yuya Nakamura
    Department of Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital
    Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 103:812-8. 2006
    ..But we should carefully decide the indication because endoscopic placement of metal stents could cause severe complications associated with the immediate causes of death...
  47. ncbi Stent implantation as a treatment option in patients with thoracic anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy
    Werner K H Kauer
    Department of Surgery SALK, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität Salzburg, Mullner Hauptstr 48, A 5020, Salzburg, Austria
    Surg Endosc 22:50-3. 2008
    ..In patients with esophagectomy and gastric pull up for esophageal carcinoma anastomotic leaks are a well-known complication and a major cause of morbidity and mortality...
  48. ncbi Aortobronchial fistula resulting from a mycotic pseudoaneurysm after treatment of an aortoesophageal fistula due to a thoracic aortic aneurysm
    Naoyuki Kimura
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Omiya Medical Center, Jichi Medical School, Saitama, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 53:619-23. 2005
    ..Staged reconstruction of the esophagus was performed successfully. We conclude that even if the fistulous opening is small, simultaneous esophageal resection should be performed during the initial treatment of AEF...
  49. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula with a history of graft treatment for thoracic aortic aneurysm
    Chen Sheng Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:100-2. 2008
    ..CTA is a useful diagnostic tool in patients suspected of having AEF. Rapid identification of AEF is important for definitive treatment and increases the likelihood of survival...
  50. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula successfully treated by endovascular stent-graft
    Roderik Metz
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1117-9. 2006
    ..The diagnostic and therapeutic options and challenges encountered in treating an aortoesophageal fistula are discussed...
  51. ncbi Role of endovascular therapies in the management of diverse thoracic aortic pathology
    Peter F Ford
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 19:134-43. 2007
    ..The focus of this article is on the latter 3 of these pathologies...
  52. ncbi [Aortoaesophageal fistula caused by a thoracic aortic aneurysm]
    L Weber
    Service des Urgences, CHU Sart Tilman, Liege, Belgique
    Rev Med Liege 61:675-81. 2006
    ..8 cm2). This case report is the second in which a cryopreserved allograft was successfully implanted in the management of a primary aorto-oesophageal fistula...
  53. ncbi Temporary placement of a covered metal stent for the management of a bleeding aortoesophageal fistula
    D H Park
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
    Endoscopy 39:E61-2. 2007
  54. ncbi Palliative esophageal stent placement using endoscopic guidance without fluoroscopy
    Emmanuel Ben Soussan
    Digestive Tract Research Group, Rouen University Hospital Charles Nicolle, 76031 Rouen Cedex
    Gastroenterol Clin Biol 29:785-8. 2005
    ..We assessed safety and effectiveness of expandable esophageal metal stent placement under endoscopic control without fluoroscopy using a thin gastroscope...
  55. ncbi Management of a traumatic aortoesophageal fistula in a patient with a right-sided aortic arch
    Daniel Vallbohmer
    Department of Visceral and Vascular Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:1375-6. 2007
  56. ncbi Surgical and endovascular treatment of secondary aortoesophageal fistula
    Enrico Maria Marone
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Vita Salute University, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1409-10. 2006
  57. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula after thoracic endovascular aortic repair and transthoracic embolization
    Paul J Riesenman
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Vasc Surg 46:789-91. 2007
    ..The patient's endovascular repair was complicated by the development of an aortoesophageal fistula and endograft infection necessitating operative débridement and endograft explantation...
  58. ncbi [Diagnosis and treatment of cervical anastomotic fistula contaminating mediastinum or pleural cavity after esophagogastrostomy: a report of five cases with literature review]
    Gang Chen
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guangdong Provincial People s Hospital, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P R China
    Ai Zheng 24:1280-3. 2005
    ..It is very dangerous if the treatment is incorrect. This study was to analyze the causes, preventive measures, diagnosis methods and standard, and appropriate treatments of this kind of fistula...
  59. ncbi Successful treatment of an aortoesophageal fistula after emergency endovascular thoracic aortic stent-graft placement
    Martin Czerny
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Vienna Medical School, Vienna, Austria
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1117-20. 2005
    ..The patient recovered uneventfully. At a 3 month follow-up, he showed no signs of infection. However, he is still being treated with antibiotic therapy of ciprofloxacin for a minimum of 1 year...
  60. ncbi Non-operative management of delayed oesophageal perforation: a note of caution
    Jacob W T Ng
    ANZ J Surg 75:1128-30. 2005
  61. ncbi Surgical treatment of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by stent implantation for esophageal stenosis: report of a case
    Satoshi Unosawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30 1 Ohyaguchi kamimachi, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 8610, Japan
    Surg Today 38:62-4. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of successful surgical treatment of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by esophageal stent dilatation...
  62. ncbi Self-expandable covered metal tracheal type stent for sealing cervical anastomotic leak after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up: pitfalls and possibilities
    Joerg Lindenmann
    Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:354-6. 2008
    ..Insertion of a self-expandable covered metal tracheal stent represents a safe approach resulting in immediate closure and subsequent healing of cervical anastomotic leakage...
  63. pmc Surgical treatment of aortobronchial and aortoesophageal fistulae due to thoracic aortic aneurysm
    Ercan Eren
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul 34718, Turkey
    Tex Heart Inst J 32:522-8. 2005
    ..However, the mortality rate continues to be highly significant in patients with acute bleeding aortobronchial fistula or with aortoesophageal fistula, despite rapid surgical intervention...
  64. ncbi Impact of a self-expanding, plastic esophageal stent on various esophageal stenoses, fistulas, and leakages: a single-center experience in 39 patients
    Klaus Radecke
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Duisberg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:812-8. 2005
    ..The majority of placements were difficult to treat situations, i.e., proximal or extremely proximal stent release or emergency cases in the intensive care unit...
  65. ncbi A primary aortoesophageal fistula due to esophageal carcinoma successfully treated with endoluminal aortic stent grafting
    Yoshifumi Ikeda
    Department of Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:486-7. 2006
  66. ncbi Bronchoesophageal fistula after endovascular repair of ruptured aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta
    Luigi Bonavina
    Department of General Surgery, San Donato School of Medicine, University of Milano, Milan, Italy
    J Vasc Surg 41:712-4. 2005
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case in which a bronchoesophageal fistula developed after successful endovascular repair of aortoesophageal fistula. The pathogenesis of this complications remains unclear...
  67. ncbi Surgical strategy in aortoesophageal fistulae: endovascular stentgrafts and in situ repair of the aorta with cryopreserved homografts
    Ingolf Topel
    Vascular Surgery Department of Surgery, University of Regensburg Medical Center, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Ann Surg 246:853-9. 2007
    ..We report our experience with the sequential use of endovascular thoracic stentgrafts and cryopreserved aortic homografts for in situ repair of the descending thoracic aorta...
  68. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula secondary to stent-graft repair of the thoracic aorta after previous surgical coarctation repair
    Kirkpatrick C Santo
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:1585-6. 2007
  69. ncbi Dysphagia aortica: a neglected symptom of aortoesophageal fistula
    S Contini
    Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Parma, Maggiore University Hospital, Via Gramsci 14, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 38:51-4. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi Intra-aortic stent graft in oesophageal carcinoma invading the aorta. Prophylaxis for fatal haemorrhage
    T Yamatsuji
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of medcine and Dentistry, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
    Int J Clin Pract 60:1600-3. 2006
    ..One patient survived more than 2 years after stent grafting and operation. This procedure is safe and applicable for the patient with aortic invasion before radiochemotherapy or operation...
  71. ncbi Aortic aneurysm involving a right-sided arch complicating aortobronchopulmonary and aortoesophageal fistula
    O Matsuno
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, Oita Medical University
    Intern Med 40:722-5. 2001
    ..Concomitant ABF and AEF are very rare. Aortopulmonary and/or aortoesophageal fistula complicated by a right-sided aortic arch have not been previously reported...
  72. ncbi Successful airway stenting using silicone prosthesis for esophagobronchial fistula
    Keisuke Miwa
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    Chest 122:1485-7. 2002
    ..The present case suggests that airway stenting using a silicone stent as treatment for an esophagobronchial fistula may represent a useful modality...
  73. ncbi [New indications in the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer using self-expanding stent]
    Istvan Kovacs
    Debreceni Egyetem Orvos és Egészségtudományi Centrum II sz Sebészeti Klinika, 4004 Debrecen
    Magy Seb 55:237-42. 2002
    ..The procedures improve the quality of life and improve survival time because of the restored swallowing, closed oesophago-respiratory fistula with the prevention of aspiration...
  74. pmc Endoluminal stenting of the aorta as treatment of aortoesophageal fistula due to primary aortic disease
    Giuseppe D'Ancona
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hĵpital Laval, University Laval, Sainte Foy, Quebec, Canada
    Tex Heart Inst J 29:216-7. 2002
    ..We advocate the use of endoluminal aortic stenting for aortoesophageal fistulas of aortic origin, particularly in patients with severe concomitant disease...
  75. ncbi [Aortoesophageal fistula due to ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm: case report of successful primary reconstruction of esophagus]
    T Uchida
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 54:366-9. 2001
    ..The patient recovered well postoperatively without infection...
  76. ncbi Endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic fistulas
    Bertrand Leobon
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery A, Rangueil Hospital, Toulouse, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:247-9. 2002
    ..A few weeks later the reopening of this patient's esophageal fistula led to his death by mediastinitis 25 months after the first procedure...
  77. ncbi Primary aortoesophageal fistula secondary to thoracic aneurysm. Successful surgical treatment by extra-anatomic bypass grafting
    Iwao Taniguchi
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tottori Prefectural Central Hospital, 730 Ezu, Tottori 680 9010, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:263-7. 2002
    ..We recommend extra-anatomic bypass grafting for a case with severe infection and prolonged hypoperfusion insult caused by massive bleeding due to rupture in an aneurysm...
  78. ncbi Intervention in gastrointestinal tract: the treatment of esophageal, gastroduodenal and colorectal obstructions with metallic stents
    Bulent Acunas
    Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Istanbul University, Capa 34390, Istanbul, Turkey
    Eur J Radiol 42:240-8. 2002
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  79. ncbi Esophageal stent improves ventilation in a child with a broncho-esophageal fistula caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    P Goussard
    Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Children s Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Pediatr Pulmonol 42:93-7. 2007
    ..deployment of an esophageal stent to aid in the ventilation of a child who had developed an acquired broncho-esophageal fistula caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is described...
  80. ncbi Advanced esophageal cancer with esophago-bronchial fistula successfully treated by chemoradiation therapy with additional endoscopic resection: a case report
    Masato Morihiro
    Division of Digestive Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Oncology and Division of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 32:59-63. 2002
    ..Thereafter, no additional treatment was performed and the patient has been disease-free for 3.5 years. This case suggests that additional endoscopic resection is an optional treatment for local failure after chemoradiation...
  81. ncbi Fatal Hemorrhage following perforation of the aorta by a barb of the Gianturco-Rösch esophageal stent
    K Dirks
    Medizinische Klinik I Ltd Arzt Prof Dr H Lutz, Klinikum Bayreuth
    Z Gastroenterol 40:81-4. 2002
    ..In future, any hemorrhage observed after stent implantation should prompt a search for perforation by a barb (autopsy!). If necessary, the European version of the Gianturco Z stent should be modified...
  82. ncbi Expansion of a lung abscess after stent closure of a bronchoesophageal fistula
    Manuel Bautista
    Department of Internal Medicine, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, New Jersey 07304, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:281-3. 2002
  83. pmc A case of cough and dysphagia
    C M Smyth
    Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XB, UK
    Postgrad Med J 78:104-5, 111. 2002
  84. ncbi Repair of secondary aortoesophageal fistula by endoluminal stent-grafting
    S E Bond
    Department of Surgery, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital Trust, London, England, UK
    J Endovasc Ther 8:597-601. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Endoluminal repair can be successful in achieving a satisfactory midterm outcome in cases of secondary aortoesophageal fistula...
  85. ncbi The role of oesophageal stenting in the non-surgical management of oesophageal strictures
    S H Lee
    Department of Radiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    Br J Radiol 74:891-900. 2001
    ..Treatment of refractory benign strictures with oesophageal stents remains uncommon and several recent reports using retrievable stents appear to improve outcome, although more work is required in this area...
  86. ncbi Aortoesophageal fistula secondary to mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm: endovascular repair and transhiatal esophagectomy
    Ruth C Van Doorn
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Endovasc Ther 9:212-7. 2002
    ..To report a case of aortoesophageal fistula secondary to a mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) successfully repaired by stent-grafting of the descending thoracic aorta...
  87. ncbi Successful treatment of intractable esophagothoracic fistula using covered self-expandable stent
    Chouhei Sakakura
    Department of Digestive Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:77-9. 2003
    ..This new endoscopic approach thus represents a promising option for the treatment of intractable esophagothoracic fistula...
  88. ncbi [Aorto-oesophageal fistula bleeding]
    Lars Nebrich
    Naestved Sygehus, Anaestesiologisk afdeling
    Ugeskr Laeger 170:2161. 2008
    ..Symptoms of AEF are non-specific but with a typical pattern (Chiari's triad). AEF should be suspected in any patient with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage, midthoracic pain, dysphagia, and typical findings at oesophagoscopy...
  89. ncbi Fatal malignant aortoesophageal fistula
    Kazuto Kishimoto
    First Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Endoscopy, University of the Ryukyus, Karimata Clinic, Okinawa, Japan
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:562-3. 2003
  90. ncbi Medical image. Ruptured oesophagus
    R S B Pochin
    N Z Med J 116:2p preceding U720. 2003
  91. ncbi Utility of silicone esophageal bypass stents in the management of delayed complex esophageal disruptions
    Anthony W Kim
    Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1962-7; discussion 1967. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to review the clinical experience of temporarily placing an endoesophageal silicone salivary bypass stent and its value in managing patients with life-threatening esophageal disruptions...
  92. ncbi [Complication after self expandable metallic stent for esophageal cancer]
    Takeshi Nagahama
    Dept of Surgery, Tokyo Metoropolitan Ohkubo Hospital
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 30:1750-3. 2003
    ..In one patient, migration of stent into the lesion caused a perforation. It can be concluded that additional radiation after stent placement increases the risk of complication. Stent migration also can lead to the risk of perforation...
  93. ncbi Successful repair of an aortoesophageal fistula caused by a thoracic aortic aneurysm: report of a case
    Yoshiyuki Tokuda
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tenri Hospital, 200 Mishima, Tenri, Nara, Japan
    Surg Today 34:357-9. 2004
    ..About 5 months later, the esophagus was reconstructed subcutaneously using an ascending colon pedicle. The patient recovered well and has resumed leading a normal life...
  94. ncbi [Self-expandable metallic stent for palliation of unresectable esophagogastric malignancies]
    Masaichi Ohira
    Dept of Surgical Oncology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 30:1587-90. 2003
    ..Successful patient outcomes can be achieved by the prevention of complications accompanying stenting and mastering the techniques to overcome those complications described above...
  95. ncbi Endovascular thoracic aortic repairs: greater experience brings rewards...and new problems to challenge us
    Edward B Diethrich
    Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital, 2632 N 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
    J Endovasc Ther 11:168-9. 2004
  96. ncbi Complicated management of a traumatic aortoesophageal fistula in a patient with a right-sided aortic arch
    Evelio Rodriguez
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Trauma 56:691-3. 2004
  97. ncbi [Treatment of thoracic anastomotic leaks after oesophagectomy with self-expanding and extractible covered stent]
    A Brams
    Service de Chirurgie Digestive et Generale, Hopital Claude Huriez, CHRU de Lille, Place de Verdun, 59037 Lille Cedex, France
    Gastroenterol Clin Biol 32:41-5. 2008
    ..Intrathoracic, covered oesophageal stents appears to reduce leak-morbidity after oesophagectomy and may be considered as a cost-effective treatment alternative...
  98. ncbi Results after endoscopic treatment of postoperative upper gastrointestinal fistulas and leaks using combined Vicryl plug and fibrin glue
    S Truong
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074, Aachen, Germany
    Surg Endosc 18:1105-8. 2004
    ..Depending on the clinical presentation, the treatment options include surgery, conservative treatment with or without external drainage or endoscopic treatment...
  99. ncbi Behavioral features of CHARGE syndrome (Hall-Hittner syndrome) comparison with Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and Williams syndrome
    John M Graham
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 133:240-7. 2005
    ..cochlea and semicircular canals, genital hypoplasia, and variable heart defects, orofacial clefting, tracheo-esophageal fistula, renal anomalies, thymic/parathyroid hypoplasia, spine anomalies, short broad neck with sloping shoulders, ..
  100. ncbi Damage to the esophagus after atrial fibrillation ablation: Just the tip of the iceberg? High prevalence of mediastinal changes diagnosed by endosonography
    Stephan Zellerhoff
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital of Muenster, D 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:155-9. 2010
    ..Although esophageal changes are frequently reported, the development of a left atrial (LA)-esophageal fistula is fortunately rare. Nevertheless, mucosal changes may just represent "the tip of the iceberg...
  101. ncbi Application of endograft to treat thoracic aortic pathologies: a single center experience
    Julio A Rodriguez
    Department of Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, Arizona Heart Institute and Arizona Heart Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
    J Vasc Surg 46:413-20. 2007
    ..Our patient population includes patients eligible for open surgical repair and those with prohibitive surgical risk...

Research Grants2

  1. Mouse models of genomic instability and birth defects
    CATHERINE ELIZABETH KEEGAN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..observed in humans with caudal regression syndrome (CRS) and VACTERL (vertebral, anal, cardiac, tracheo-esophageal fistula, renal, limb anomalies) association...
  2. Role of BMP Antagonism in Craniofacial and Foregut Development
    JOHN A KLINGENSMITH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our previous work showed that loss of the BMP antagonists Noggin and Chordin results in both tracheo-esophageal fistula and mandibular hypoplasia...