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Case Report  |   October 1997
Aortopulmonary fistula in an infected Dacron graft for coarctation of the aorta: an uncommon cause of hemoptysis
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Case Report   |   October 1997
Aortopulmonary fistula in an infected Dacron graft for coarctation of the aorta: an uncommon cause of hemoptysis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 1997, Vol. 97, 604. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.10.604
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 1997, Vol. 97, 604. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1997.97.10.604
Abstract

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.