Acquired aortopulmonary fistulas are a rare complication of acute aortic dissections. We present a case of an aortopulmonary fistula after a Stanford type A dissection, focusing on the imaging findings and etiology of this entity. Early recognition can lead to proper surgical planning and increase the chance of survival.
*Department of Radiology, Norwalk Hospital, Yale University Medical School, Norwalk, CT
†Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Reprints: Jason K. Lempel, MD, Department of Radiology, Norwalk Hospital, Yale University Medical School, 24 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06856 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).