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Aortobronchial fistula: an uncommon cause of haemoptysis.
  1. J. A. Riancho,
  2. J. A. Gutiérrez,
  3. S. Echevarría,
  4. R. Daroca,
  5. J. González Macías
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Marques de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain.


    A 16 year old patient who presented with haemoptysis as the main manifestation of the infection of an aortic patch graft is reported. The importance of being alert about the possibility of an aortobronchial fistula in patients with haemoptysis who have been previously subjected to cardiovascular surgery is emphasized.

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