Aorta-to-Right Ventricular Fistula Due to Pectus Bar Migration


Aydemir B., Sokullu O., Hastaoglu O., Bilgen F., Celik M., Dogusoy I.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.59, no.1, pp.51-52, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0030-1249869
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-52

Abstract

A 23-year-old man, operated on for pectus excavatum with a modified Ravitch procedure, was admitted to our emergency department suffering from severe dsypnea. Massive pericardial effusion, rupture of the sinus of Valsalva, and aortic-to-right ventricular fistula were present on echocardiography. Cardiac penetration of the metal bar was detected on chest CT scan. The defect at the right sinus of Valsalva was closed with a PTFE patch, and the right aortic and ventricular ruptures were repaired primarily.