Radiographics 2021 Sep-Oct;41(5):1335-1351. Epub 2021 Jul 30.
From the Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 132 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (A.G., A.D., M.P.); Department of Radiology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky (H.K.); and Division of Interventional Radiology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Homi Bhabha University, Mumbai, India (K.G.).
Fistulas between the aorta and surrounding organs are extremely rare but can be fatal if they are not identified and treated promptly. Most of these fistulas are associated with a history of trauma or vascular intervention. However, spontaneous aortic fistulas (AoFs) can develop in patients with weakened vasculature, which can be due to advanced atherosclerotic disease, collagen-vascular disease, vasculitides, and/or hematogenous infections. Read More