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  • Published on:
    Management of cardiocutaneous fistulae

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Dr. Pocar and his colleagues for contributing their experience with another case of cardiocutaneous fistula [1], which confirms several points that we and others have previously discussed [2] [3] [4]. The clinical presentation of cardiocutaneous fistula is usually slow and indolent but may rapidly deteriorate. Therefore, when this diagnosis is established elective operation should be perfo...

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  • Published on:
    Cardiocutaneous fistula following left ventricular aneurysmectomy
    • Marco Pocar, cardiac surgeon
    • Other Contributors:
      • "Francesco Donatelli, Adalberto Grossi"

    Dear Editor:

    We read with great interest the review "Cardiocutaneous fistula" published by Dr. Danias and co-workers. At our Institution, we encountered a similar case, concerning a 72-year-old female, who developed this complication eleven months after coronary bypass sugery and linear resection of an anteroapical left ventricular aneurysm; the postoperative course had been complicated by mediastinitis necessit...

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