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Successful endovascular treatment of bleeding aortoenteric fistula: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16791455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is an infrequent but disastrous complication of open abdominal aortic repair. Left untreated, it has a 100% fatality rate. The traditional approaches to the repair of secondary AEF (SAEF) are associated with average mortality rates of 21-59% and numerous major complications. Here, we report a case of acute gastrointestinal bleeding due to SAEF, successfully treated with endovascular stent graft repair. At 1-year follow-up, the patient was doing well without any signs of recurrent fistula. Endovascular treatment of AEF provides another treatment option that may be particularly valuable in patients whose comorbidities would preclude open repair.
Mark Shapiro; Michael D Addis; Sharif H Ellozy; Alfio Carroccio; Victoria J Teodorescu; Michael L Marin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-06-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-15     Completed Date:  2007-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery
Aortic Diseases / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Duodenal Diseases / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Endoscopy, Digestive System
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  surgery*
Intestinal Fistula / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Fistula / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / adverse effects

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