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Revista Colombiana de Cirugía

Print version ISSN 2011-7582
On-line version ISSN 2619-6107


BENITEZ, Elkin et al. Aorto-esophagic perforation, clinical and imaging diagnosis: report of two cases managed by endovascular technique. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2019, vol.34, n.2, pp.190-198. ISSN 2011-7582.

Concomitant esophageal and aortic perforation has been described in the literature as major complications of foreign body ingestion. Although it has not been widely studied, aortic endovascular repair is the first line of treatment, for it is less invasive, faster and allows early patient stabilization, as compared with the traditional open repair.

We present two cases managed successfully with endovascular repair of the aortic perforation. The first case had a contained rupture of the thoracic aorta caused by the ingestion of a foreign body (fish bone) and developed mediastinitis. The second case had an aortic rupture in the arc distal to the subclavian artery, managed with endovascular but he developed an aortoesophageal fistula which was finally lethal.

Keywords : aorta, thoracic; aortic rupture; esophageal perforation; aneurysm, false; foreign-body; diagnosis; endovascular.

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