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Gallstone erosion of the aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1059408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of fatal erosion of the abdominal aorta by gallstones is reported. The patient presented with a six-day history of melaena and died suddenly 39 hours after admission to hospital, with massive blood loss per rectum. At post-mortem examination a saccular cavity containing gallstones was found at the lower end of the common bile duct. The cavity communicated in front with the duodenum and behind with the aorta. This case appears to be the first of its kind to be reported.
N R Broadbent; D E Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1975 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-01-10     Completed Date:  1976-01-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal*
Biliary Fistula / etiology*
Cholelithiasis / complications*
Common Bile Duct*
Duodenal Diseases / etiology
Fistula / etiology*
Intestinal Fistula / etiology
Middle Aged

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