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Table 1 Patient’s characteristics

From: Seven esophageal perforation cases after aortic replacement/stenting for thoracic aortic dissection or aneurysm

No. Age, sex Aortic disease Cardiovascular surgical procedure Continuous localized infection after surgery Symptoms leading to diagnosis of esophageal perforation Period from surgical procedure to esophageal perforation
1 65, male Acute aortic dissection Total arch replacement No Fever 586 days
2 70, male Aortic aneurysm Total arch replacement Yes Saliva leakage into thoracic cavity 349 days
3 86, male Rupture of aortic aneurysm 1. TEVAR
2. Aortic replacement (descending aorta)
Yes Hematemesis 12 days
4 82, male Acute aortic dissection Total arch replacement No Fever 960 days
5 81, male Aortic aneurysm 1. TEVAR
2. Aortic replacement (descending aorta)
No None (intraoperative diagnosis of aortic replacement) 714 days
6 61, female Infectious aortic aneurysm Aortic replacement (descending aorta) Yes Back pain 101 days
7 41, male Acute aortic dissection with Marfan syndrome 1. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
2. Total arch replacement
3. TEVAR
No None (follow-up CT) 2205 days
  1. TEVAR thoracic endovascular aortic repair