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Primary aorto-esophageal fistula due to Takayasu's aortitis.

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BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal dilatation in Takayasu's arteritis is a recognized complication; however, fistula formation, especially to the esophagus, is very rare. METHODS: A 22-year-old male presented with severe hematemesis. Investigation by means of esophagogastroscopy and CT scan revealed a saccular aneurysm in the proximal descending aorta with communication to the esophagus. The patient was taken to theater, the aneurysm excised and replaced by a graft. RESULTS: Gross examination of the aneu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
112-114
Publication date:
2003
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EISSN:
1879-1336
ISSN:
1054-8807
URN:
uuid:fab3c392-78c7-463c-8e69-cbeb85dd4864
Source identifiers:
122023
Local pid:
pubs:122023

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