Aorto-atrial fistula following internal jugular vein catheterization

H. D. Danenberg, Y. Hasin, E. Milgalter, D. Gilon, J. Zelinger, D. Castaing, D. Azoulay, C. Putterman, H. Bismuth, D. Samuel, D. Shouval

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A 48-year-old women with giant haemangioma of the liver underwent percutaneous transjugular placement of a stent in the left hepatic vein for relief of an obstruction due to the compression of the benign liver tumour. Following the procedure, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation occurred and right-sided heart failure gradually appeared. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization demonstrated a fistula between the aortic root and the right atrium, that was confirmed on surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Aorto-atrial fistula
  • Central vein cannulation
  • Complications
  • Giant hemangioma of liver


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