Iatrogenic aorto-sinus of valsalva fistula: Angiographic and cine computerized tomography delineation

A. M. Blaker, Eduardo De Marchena, P. Hansen, A. Schob, W. Janowitz, S. Chakko, K. M. Kessler

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A patient is reported who underwent cardiac catheterization 4 years following coronary artery bypass grafting. Cardiac catheterization revealed the presence of a fistulous tract in the wall of the ascending aorta, originating at the site of aortic anastomosis of a saphenous vein bypass graft and ending in the superior aspect of the right sinus of Valsalva. This complication was felt to have resulted from a inadvertent localized dissection of the aorta during bypass surgery. The fistula was also imaged by ultrafast cine computerized tomography which proved a useful non-invasive method for follow-up examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 16 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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