J Korean Radiol Soc.  2007 Nov;57(5):437-440. 10.3348/jkrs.2007.57.5.437.

Transarterial Embolization of an Aortoesophageal Fistula Secondary to Placement of a Palliative Esophageal Stent: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine-Asan Medical Center, Korea. jhshin@amc.seoul.kr


An aortoesophageal fistula is a rare condition caused by descending aortic diseases such as an aneurysm, foreign body ingestion, esophageal malignancy, and ulcers. An aortoesophageal fistula as a complication of esophageal stent placement is extremely rare and only one case has been reported previously worldwide, to the best of our knowledge. We report a case of an aortoesophageal fistula in a 64-year-old man who previously underwent palliative esophageal stent placement due to local tumor recurrence after a total gastrectomy of advanced gastric cancer in the cardia. The fistula was occluded by glue embolization.


Esophageal fistula; Stents; Embolization, therapeutic; Aortic disease; Cardiovascular
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