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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 262-264

Aorto-esophageal fistula secondary to penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
2 Department of Medicine, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

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Puneet Mittal
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.99704

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Aorto-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare and life threatening condition, which can be rapidly fatal. More than half of such cases are secondary to aortic aneurysm rupture. There are only two previous reports describing AEF caused by penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. We present multidetector computed tomography findings in a case of AEF secondary to penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer.


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