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Pseudoaneurysm and aorto-bronchial fistula following balloon dilation of recoarctation

  • Yuri S. Sinelnikov (a1), Igor A. Kornilov (a2) and Ilya A. Soynov (a3)

This case report documents the successful surgical repair of an aorto-bronchial fistula and a giant aortic pseudoaneurysm at the proximal anastomosis of a dacron interposition tube graft that was balloon dilated for recurrent coarctation. Balloon dilation for recoarctation of a dacron interposition tube graft may lead to serious complications.

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Correspondence to: I. A. Kornilov, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesiology, Novosibirsk State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, 15, Rechkunovskaya Street, 630055 Novosibirsk, Russia. Tel: +7 383 347 6095; Fax: +7 383 332 4758; E-mail:
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Cardiology in the Young
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