Publication Type:

Journal Article


Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, Volume 35, Issue 1, p.68 - 70 (2019)



<p>Aorto-esophageal fistula is a rare and potentially lethal disease. The main causes are ruptured aortic aneurysm, foreign body ingestion, complication of surgical or endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm, and esophageal malignancy. We report a case caused by fish-bone ingestion. He underwent replacement of proximal descending aorta using circulatory arrest and trans-hiatal esophagectomy in the same sitting. A second-stage esophago-coloplasty was performed after 6&nbsp;months for establishing digestive tract continuity.</p>

Cite this Research Publication

L. Sreedharan, Krishna, N., Gopalakrishnan, U., and Dr. Praveen Varma, “Successful surgical repair of aorto-esophageal fistula due to fish-bone ingestion”, Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 68 - 70, 2019.