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Management of Aortobronchial Fistula With an Aortic Stent-Graft*

Riyad Karmy-Jones, MD; Christine A. Lee, MD; Stephen C. Nicholls, MD; Eric Hoffer, MD
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*From the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Drs. Karmy-Jones and Lee), Vascular Surgery (Dr. Nicholls), and Interventional Radiology (Dr. Hoffer), Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA.

Correspondence to: Riyad Karmy-Jones, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359796, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2499; e-mail: riyad.karmy-jones@sos.washington.edu



Chest. 1999;116(1):255-257. doi:10.1378/chest.116.1.255
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Aortobronchial fistula presenting as massive hemoptysis is a rapidly fatal process that is extremely difficult to manage. We report a case in which endovascular occlusion of a fistula between a thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm and lung was successfully managed by placement of an aortic endovascular stent-graft. Stent-grafting is a promising technique in managing complications of thoracic aneurysms and grafts.

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