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 contribution||Survival in a 2-year-old boy with hemorrhage secondary to an aortoesophageal fistula|
|Pages (from-to)||2394 - 2396|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2011|