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Ascites after rupture of dissecting aortic aneurysm into the right atrium

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
51
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0003-4975(91)90468-6

Abstract

Abstract We report successful repair of an aneurysmal aorta-right atrial fistula causing intractable ascites. The clamped “ascending aorta” was drained for mixed return after perfusion through the femoral vessels and opened during hypothermic arrest. Return cannulation through the fistula permitted definitive repair.

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