Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 305–308 | Cite as

Traumatic Ascending Aortopulmonary Window Following Pulmonary Artery Stent Dilatation: Therapy with Aortic Endovascular Stent Graft

  • G. Ailawadi
  • D. S. Lim
  • B. B. Peeler
  • A. H. Matsumoto
  • M. D. Dake


Endovascular stent grafts have become an established therapy in adults for descending thoracic aortic disease. We report a case of a 13-year-old boy with a hemodynamically significant traumatic aortopulmonary window following angioplasty of pulmonary artery stent. Endovascular stent graft implantation into the ascending aorta was performed to seal off the communication, with dramatic hemodynamic improvement.


Aortopulmonary window Traumatic injury Endovascular stent graft Aorta Aortopulmonary fistula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ailawadi
    • 1
  • D. S. Lim
    • 2
  • B. B. Peeler
    • 1
  • A. H. Matsumoto
    • 3
  • M. D. Dake
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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