Traumatic aorto-right atrial fistula after blunt chest injury

Hang Chang, Shu Hsun Chu, Yuan Teh Lee

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A extremely rare case of traumatic fistula between the aortic root and the right atrium is reported. The patient was involved in a traffic accident 18 months before admission. Aortogram demonstrated a fistulous tract from the noncoronary sinus into the right atrium. Operation revealed a traumatic dissection of the aortic root with rupture into the right atrium. The aortic dissection was repaired and the patient was discharged from the hospital in good condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-779
Number of pages2
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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