Aorto-esophageal fistula associated with vascular ring: Double the arch trouble

Umar S. Boston, Peter E. Fischer, Shyam K. Sathanandam, Christopher J. Knott-Craig


Aorto-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare form of upper gastrointestinal bleeding that is associated with high mortality if not surgically addressed. It is most commonly associated with descending thoracic aneurysms and foreign body ingestion. We report a case of surgical treatment of AEF associated with double aortic arch vascular ring.

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Case Studies in Surgery  ISSN 2377-7311(Print)  ISSN 2377-732X(Online)

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