Surgical correction of a fistula between left pulmonary artery and innominate vein

KAPLAN T., Atac G. K., Ekmekci P., Ozturk E., Han S.

Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol.98, no.6, pp.2204-2206, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.01.070
  • Journal Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2204-2206
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.A 48-year-old woman with chronic dyspnea complaints was referred to the thoracic surgery clinic for a surgical lung biopsy to make a definitive diagnosis of interstitial lung disease. Thoracic computed tomography imaging revealed a vascular structure located anterior to the aorta, between the left innominate vein and the pulmonary artery. Magnetic resonance angiography showed the abnormal vessel connection in detail. Pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy showed decreased perfusion of the left upper lobe and the superior lingular segment. A fistulectomy was performed through a mini thoracotomy. The patient no longer had any dyspnea symptoms after the operation.