Beware the starboard nasogastric tube.


Journal Article (Academic article)

A mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the thoracic aorta is a rare entity in the pediatric population. It carries a high mortality rate associated with spontaneous rupture. Aortoesophageal fistula is a known complication of a pseudoaneurysm but is also rare in this group. A high index of suspicion is needed to make the diagnosis. This is aided by radiograph and computed tomography. We present such a case in an 11-year-old boy with previously undiagnosed coarctation of the aorta.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burns, BJ; Newey, A; Numa, A

Published Date

  • May 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 309

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1535-1815

Conference Location

  • united states