Successful treatment of aortogastric fistula after esophagectomy

Akihiko Okamura, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Hiroya Takeuchi, Tatsuya Shimogawara, Kentaro Matsubara, Hideaki Obara, Takashi Oyama, Tatsuhiko Hoshikawa, Makoto Nakamaru, Keiichi Sotome, Kyoei Morozumi, Takashi Hachiya, Hideyuki Shimizu, Yuko Kitagawa

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Aortogastric fistula is a rare and lethal complication after esophagectomy. We report a case of an aortogastric fistula due to a peptic ulcer after esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma, in which treatment with surgery and endovascular stent graft repair was successful. A 67-year-old woman underwent esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma and reconstruction with a gastric tube through the posterior mediastinal route. Eleven years later, she experienced massive hematemesis and severe shock due to an aortogastric fistula, although there was no evidence of cancer recurrence. The fistula was obliterated surgically and the perforated aorta was directly closed. However, a pseudoaneurysm located at the closure site on the aortic wall developed postoperatively. An endovascular thoracic aortic stent graft was placed successfully, and she was discharged after intensive care. Thus, we present the very rare case of an aortogastric fistula formed following esophagectomy that was successfully treated with surgery and endovascular stent graft repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1


  • Aortogastric fistula
  • Endovascular stent graft repair
  • Esophagectomy
  • Peptic ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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