herald bleed

An episode of haemorrhage, often accompanied by abdominal pain, which may precede by hours to weeks a catastrophic haemorrhage. Herald bleeds are typical of arterial-enteric fistulas with false aneurysms, often at the site of the proximal anastomosis of a prosthetic graft of the abdominal aorta

herald bleed

Surgery An episode of hemorrhage, often accompanied by abdominal pain, which may precede by hrs to wks a catastrophic hemorrhage; HBs are typical of arterial-enteric fistulas with false aneurysms, often at the site of the proximal anastomosis of a prosthetic graft of the abdominal aorta
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The majority of these patients presented with a herald bleed (93%) (1).
In a review of 23 reported cases of aorto-conduit fistula 21 patients presented with a herald bleed and only one patient survived operative management of this complication.