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Pulmonary vein to esophageal fistula after staged hybrid totally thoracoscopic surgical and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation: a case report.

Park BJ, Kim YH, Jeong DS, Choi YS, On YK - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2014)

Bottom Line: A case of a fistula running from the pulmonary vein to the esophagus after a staged hybrid procedure combining total thoracoscopic ablation and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation has not been reported previously.We describe such a case in a 37-year-old man who was successfully treated by surgery.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine.

ABSTRACT
A case of a fistula running from the pulmonary vein to the esophagus after a staged hybrid procedure combining total thoracoscopic ablation and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation has not been reported previously. We describe such a case in a 37-year-old man who was successfully treated by surgery.

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(A–C) Axial and (D–F) coronal views of computed tomography imaging show a loculated air density on the right side of the left atrium.
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Mentions: Two weeks after discharge, the patient was admitted to the emergency room with right-sided motor weakness and paresthesia of both upper and lower extremities. His fever reached 40°C, and he had a white blood cell count of 17,690/μL. An electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation. Computed tomography imaging of the chest and brain was performed. Chest computed tomography imaging revealed a collection of loculated air measuring up to 2 cm in diameter between the right side of the left atrium and the esophagus, with no definitive evidence of a fistulous connection (Fig. 1). Brain computed tomography revealed an acute-onset left middle cerebral artery infarction. Emergency echocardiography revealed many floating microbubbles.


Pulmonary vein to esophageal fistula after staged hybrid totally thoracoscopic surgical and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation: a case report.

Park BJ, Kim YH, Jeong DS, Choi YS, On YK - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2014)

(A–C) Axial and (D–F) coronal views of computed tomography imaging show a loculated air density on the right side of the left atrium.
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f1-kjtcvs-47-560: (A–C) Axial and (D–F) coronal views of computed tomography imaging show a loculated air density on the right side of the left atrium.
Mentions: Two weeks after discharge, the patient was admitted to the emergency room with right-sided motor weakness and paresthesia of both upper and lower extremities. His fever reached 40°C, and he had a white blood cell count of 17,690/μL. An electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation. Computed tomography imaging of the chest and brain was performed. Chest computed tomography imaging revealed a collection of loculated air measuring up to 2 cm in diameter between the right side of the left atrium and the esophagus, with no definitive evidence of a fistulous connection (Fig. 1). Brain computed tomography revealed an acute-onset left middle cerebral artery infarction. Emergency echocardiography revealed many floating microbubbles.

Bottom Line: A case of a fistula running from the pulmonary vein to the esophagus after a staged hybrid procedure combining total thoracoscopic ablation and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation has not been reported previously.We describe such a case in a 37-year-old man who was successfully treated by surgery.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine.

ABSTRACT
A case of a fistula running from the pulmonary vein to the esophagus after a staged hybrid procedure combining total thoracoscopic ablation and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation has not been reported previously. We describe such a case in a 37-year-old man who was successfully treated by surgery.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus