We have read the letter to the editor concerning our article about atrioesophageal fistula after thoracoscopic maze surgery with interest.

In this letter, the occurrence of this catastrophic complication is attributed to our learning curve, and the authors comment on the very rare character of this complication and the absence of this complication in their large series. Some comments from our side are as follows. [...]

doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1597913, hdl.handle.net/1765/95424
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon

reply to: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1594291
original article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1592436

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

van Valen, R., Kik, M., Mokhles, M., & Bogers, A. (2016). Reply by the Authors of the Original Article (1). Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1597913