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1/49. Transcatheter occlusion of a post-Fontan residual hepatic vein to pulmonary venous atrium communication using the Amplatzer septal occluder.

    A residual hepatic vein to left atrial communication may result in progressive cyanosis after the fontan procedure. This problem has usually been treated surgically by ligation or re-inclusion of the residual hepatic vein in the Fontan circulation. Previous attempts at transcatheter closure of such veins have been unsuccessful. An Amplatzer septal occluder was successfully used for transcatheter closure of a post-Fontan hepatic vein to pulmonary venous atrium fistula in an 8 year old boy.
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2/49. A large coronary artery saphenous vein bypass graft aneurysm with a fistula: case report and review of the literature.

    We describe a patient who developed a large aneurysm of saphenous vein graft to the right coronary artery with a fistulous communication to the right atrium. The presence of a fistulous communication of a saphenous vein graft aneurysm after coronary bypass surgery to one of the heart chambers is extremely rare. The diagnosis was made by coronary angiography and confirmed by CT and MRI. At surgery the aneurysm was ligated and excised. The fistula to the right atrium was closed. Repeat coronary artery bypass surgery with aortic valve replacement was performed at the same time without complications. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 48:214-216, 1999.
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3/49. Intraoperative localisation and management of coronary artery fistula using transesophageal echocardiography.

    Coronary artery fistula is a rare congenital malformation that can be complicated by intracardiac shunts, endocarditis, myocardial infarction, coronary aneurysm and sudden death. Clinical symptomatology depends upon the underlying anatomy and the size of the fistulous connection between the left or right side of the heart. We report the successful management of a giant right coronary artery with fistulization into the right atrium. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography with colour flow Doppler was used for precise location of the fistulous communication, selective demonstration of vessels feeding the fistula and documentation of abolition of fistulous flow all without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass. Furthermore the effect of shunt occlusion on regional wall motion was documented which facilitated the successful ligation of the fistula.
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4/49. Aorto-bronchial fistula after implantation of a self-expanding bronchial stent in a patient with aortic dissection.

    We report a case of aorto-bronchial fistula after implantation of a self-expanding stent into the left main bronchus compressed by a dissected descending aorta. A 66-year-old female, who underwent Stanford type-B aortic dissection two years previously, was admitted to our hospital for the treatment of a newly developed false lumen that originated from the ascending aorta and extended to the aortic bifurcation. She was unable to be weaned from the respirator after the graft replacement of the ascending aorta. Fiberoptic bronchoscopic examination revealed complete obstruction of the left main bronchus by extrinsic compression. A self-expanding nitinol stent was implanted in the left main bronchus five days after the operation. Her respiratory condition improved remarkably, allowing her to be successfully weaned from the respirator. Her clinical course was uneventful until she suddenly died from massive hemoptysis 20 days after stent implantation. A communication of 5 mm in diameter between the dissected descending aorta and the left main bronchus was seen at autopsy. Permanent application of a self-expanding nitinol stent to relieve extrinsic compression of a left main bronchus by a dissected descending aorta is not recommended because pressure necrosis might lead to fatal aorto-bronchial fistula.
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5/49. Iatrogenic main pulmonary artery-left atrial fistula in a child.

    A 14-month-old boy who underwent operation for ventricular septal defect patch closure and debanding of the pulmonary artery presented with arterial desaturation in the early postoperative period. Angiography confirmed the echocardiographic findings of hemodynamically significant main pulmonary artery-left atrial fistula. This communication was successfully closed surgically.
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6/49. Endovascular repair of an aortoenteric fistula in a high-risk patient.

    PURPOSE: To describe the endovascular repair of an aortoenteric fistula in a high-risk patient. methods AND RESULTS: A Vanguard tube stent-graft was deployed at the upper anastomotic suture line of a secondary aortoenteric fistula, successfully sealing the communication between the aorta and the third part of the duodenum without occlusion of the renal arteries. CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular stent-graft repair of aortoenteric fistulae is possible, but further evaluation of this technique will determine its role in the management of this complication.
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7/49. Intrahepatic portal-hepatic venous anastomosis: a portal-systemic shunt with neurological repercussions.

    Intrahepatic shunts are rarely diagnosed as a cause of neurocognitive abnormality. A complaint of fatigue led to the diagnosis of a right portal vein-hepatic vein aneurysmal communication in a 23-yr-old, otherwise healthy woman. Neuropsychological testing, imaging, and MR spectroscopy revealed changes similar to those described in patients with cirrhosis and subclinical hepatic encephalopathy. T1-weighted MRI showed a hyperintense globus pallidus, a feature seen in subjects with and without portal-encephalopathy. Portal-systemic shunting in the absence of parenchymal liver disease reproduces neurological features described in cirrhosis.
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8/49. Diffuse multiple coronary arteries to left ventricular fistulas.

    Coronary artery to left ventricular fistula is an unusual anatomic anomaly consisting of a communication between one of the coronary arteries and the left ventricle. Only sporadic cases have been published in the literature. Diffuse multiple fistulas involving both left and right coronary arteries are even rarer. This report describes a 60-year-old woman with diffuse multiple fistulas communicating between both coronary arteries and the left ventricle. The patient manifested clinically with exertional angina and myocardial ischemia, as evidenced by a positive stress exercise test, which represents the coronary "steal" phenomenon.
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9/49. Direct communication between right pulmonary artery and left atrium.

    A case of direct communication between right pulmonary artery and left atrium is reported. The diagnosis was made before surgical correction. A surgical ligation of the fistula resolved the cyanosis of the patient. Selective angiocardiogram of the right pulmonary artery 4 months after surgery revealed no residual shunt. This very rare malformation should be considered in the clinical setting of unexplained cyanosis. This is the number 50 case reported in the literature.
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10/49. Late development of aortic pseudoaneurysm after coarctation repair with fistulization to the bronchial tree. A case report.

    BACKGROUND: Fistulous communication between the aorta and the tracheobronchial tree is an uncommon and serious cause of hemoptysis secondary to complications of a previous operation performed on the aorta. In cases in which an appropriate surgical intervention is carried out, the survival rate approaches 76%. This surgery is considered one of the most risky operations on the aorta, challenging the surgeon's ability to resolve the problem. methods: We present the case report of a 43-year-old female with massive hemoptysis. Her medical history disclosed repair of coarctation of the aorta (15 years before). She underwent emergency left thoracotomy; surgical exploration revealed a false aneurysm from the previous aortic patch repair which communicated to a subsegmental bronchus of the left upper lobe. RESULTS: The thoracic aorta was isolated and clamped, and the previous patch was removed. The bronchial side of the fistula was managed with left superior lobectomy and the aorta was repaired with the placement of a coated woven dacron graft onto healthy aortic tissue. CONCLUSIONS: The patient had an uneventful recovery and remains asymptomatic six months after discharge.
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