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Recurrent aortopulmonary artery fistula
  1. Brian F. Buxton1,
  2. Denton A. Cooley
  1. Division of Surgery of the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal and Texas Children's Hospitals, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
  2. Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.


    Buxton, B. F., and Cooley, D. A. (1973). Thorax, 28, 521-525. Recurrent aortopulmonary artery fistula. The case report is presented of a patient who underwent successful repair of a recurrent fistula between the aorta and the pulmonary artery secondary to an atherosclerotic aneurysm of the ascending thoracic aorta. The fistula was situated between the proximal part of the ascending aorta and the proximal part of the main pulmonary artery and was associated with aortic incompetence together with pulmonary valvular stenosis and incompetence. The repair involved prosthetic replacement of both the pulmonary and aortic valves, the main pulmonary artery, and the ascending thoracic aorta.

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