Diagnosis and Management of Aortoesophageal Fistula Caused by A Foreign Body

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Abstract

Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage often resulting in mortality. A case of aortoesophageal fistula caused by a swallowed fish bone leading to respiratory arrest is reported. The clinical presentation was unusual. The successful treatment required the use of hypothermic circulatory arrest.

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