Majdi Ashchi, Patrick M. McCarthy, Joseph A. Golish. Aortopulmonary fistula in an infected Dacron graft for coarctation of the aorta: An uncommon cause of hemoptysis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1997;97(10):604. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19220.127.116.114.
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Hemoptysis secondary to an aortobronchial fistula is rare and uniformly fatal when left untreated. The authors describe a case of massive hemoptysis caused by an aortopulmonary fistula in an infected Dacron graft used successfully to repair a coarctation of the aorta.
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