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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7

Gastropleural Fistula with Aortic Intramural Involvement


Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Akshya Gupta
Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 648, Rochester, NY 14642
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_110_16

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Gastropleural fistula is a relatively rare complication that can be seen as a result of traumatic, nontraumatic, benign, and neoplastic etiologies. Most commonly, these are found in patients with diaphragmatic herniation or prior thoracic surgery. Aortoenteric fistulas are rare communications typically between the abdominal aorta and bowel. We present a rare case of an 88-year-old male who developed a gastropleural fistula with erosions into the wall of the descending thoracic aorta. Computed tomography (CT) is a leading modality in evaluation of suspected gastropleural or aortoenteric fistulas given the quick scan time and widespread availability. Prompt diagnosis is essential and requires an understanding of appropriate CT protocols and CT imaging appearance.


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