Automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillator patch erosion into the upper airway presenting as a cavitary lesion

Scott D. Lick, Vincent Conti

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Abstract

Erosion of an automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) patch into the lingular bronchus occurred 4 years after implantation; the erosion presented as a cavitary mass associated with hemoptysis and weight loss. On bronchoscopy to evaluate for suspected carcinoma, a cavity was entered through a bronchial defect and the AICD patch clearly identified. The complication was successfully treated with patch removal and fistula closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1144-1146
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume112
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997

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Defibrillators
Hemoptysis
Bronchoscopy
Bronchi
Fistula
Weight Loss
Carcinoma

Keywords

  • Automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Complications
  • Upper airway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Automatic internal cardioverter-defibrillator patch erosion into the upper airway presenting as a cavitary lesion. / Lick, Scott D.; Conti, Vincent.

In: Chest, Vol. 112, No. 4, 1997, p. 1144-1146.

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