Gunshot-Induced Aorto-Left Atrial Fistula Diagnosed by Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Aorto-left atrial fistula (AAF) is rarely encountered in clinical practice, and the early diagnosis can be very challenging. This report describes a unique case of AAF caused by a gunshot injury and the pivotal role of transesophageal echocardiography for diagnosis and assessment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nandate, K; Krishnamoorthy, V; McIntyre, LK; Verrier, ED; Mackensen, GB

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 771 - 773

PubMed ID

  • 26777940

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.129


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands