Aortopulmonary fistula in an infected Dacron graft for coarctation of the aorta: An uncommon cause of hemoptysis

Majdi Ashchi*, Patrick M. Mccarthy, Joseph A. Golish

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Abstract

Hemoptysis secondary to an aortobronchial fistula is rare and uniformly fatal when left untreated. The authors describe a case of massive hemoptysis caused by an aortopulmonary fistula in an infected Dacron graft used successfully to repair a coarctation of the aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-605
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Volume97
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • Aortopulmonary fistula
  • Coarctation of aorta
  • Hemoptysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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