Survival in a 2-year-old boy with hemorrhage secondary to an aortoesophageal fistula

LJ Coates, J McNally, M Caputo, E Cusick

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Abstract

Aortoesophageal fistula (AOF) in children with no history of cardiac disease or trauma is extremely rare, and survival is even rarer. We present a case of a 2-year-old boy who presented with massive hematemesis secondary to a primary aortoesophageal fistula and was found at endoscopy to have a submucosal hematoma. He then suffered a cardiac arrest with further catastrophic bleeding only controlled by a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube. Subsequent cardiopulmonary bypass was instituted and allowed direct repair of the fistula. He was discharged home 4 weeks later. The etiology of the fistula remains unknown.
Translated title of the contributionSurvival in a 2-year-old boy with hemorrhage secondary to an aortoesophageal fistula
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2394 - 2396
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume46(12)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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