aortoenteric fistula

aortoenteric fistula

development of an abnormal communication between the abdominal aorta or an abdominal aortic graft and a portion of the bowel, usually the fourth portion of the duodenum.
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Voorhoeve R, Moll FL, Bast TJ: The primary aortoenteric fistula in the Netherlands--the unpublished cases.
The sensitivity of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in detecting aortoenteric fistula is unknown, but this technique probably identifies less than half of cases.
Primary aortoenteric fistula is rare and is usually caused by an untreated abdominal aortic aneurysm.
PRIMARY AORTOENTERIC FISTULA (PAEF) is a rare but clinically important cause of catastrophic upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
We describe a case of primary aortoenteric fistula (PAEF) in a patient with upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Yeong KY: Angiographic demonstration of primary aortoenteric fistula.
The diagnosis of primary aortoenteric fistula should be considered in any patient known to have abdominal aortic aneurysm with upper gastrointestinal bleeding of unexplained etiology.
Nagy SW, Marshall JB: Aortoenteric fistulas recognizing a potentially catastrophic cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.