Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29--32

Post-traumatic aortopulmonary fistula after bentall procedure


Daniela Izzo1, Ketty Savino1, Claudia Castellani2, Laura Sperandini2, Temistocle Ragni3, Giuseppe Ambrosio1, Claudio Cavallini2 
1 Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Physiopathology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
2 Department of Cardiology, Perugia Hospital, Perugia, Italy
3 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Perugia Hospital, Perugia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Daniela Izzo
University of Perugia, P.le Menghini 1, Perugia 06129
Italy

Pseudoaneurysm complicated by aortopulmonary fistula (APF) after a Bentall procedure is extremely rare but potentially fatal, so timely diagnosis and treatment are critical. We present a subacute case of a post-traumatic APF which has had initial aspecific symptoms and later an acute worsening heart failure with chest pain not responding to medical treatment and requiring emergency surgery.


How to cite this article:
Izzo D, Savino K, Castellani C, Sperandini L, Ragni T, Ambrosio G, Cavallini C. Post-traumatic aortopulmonary fistula after bentall procedure.J Cardiovasc Echography 2020;30:29-32


How to cite this URL:
Izzo D, Savino K, Castellani C, Sperandini L, Ragni T, Ambrosio G, Cavallini C. Post-traumatic aortopulmonary fistula after bentall procedure. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];30:29-32
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