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Aortoenteric fistula

An aortoenteric fistula is a connection between the aorta and the intestines.[1] There can be significant blood loss into the intestines resulting in bloody stool and death.[1] It is usually secondary to an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is typically via a CT angiography, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or arteriography.[1] It is part of the differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Xiromeritis, K; Dalainas, I; Stamatakos, M; Filis, K (Jul–Sep 2011). "Aortoenteric fistulae: present-day management.". International surgery 96 (3): 266–73. PMID 22216707. 
  2. ^ Acosta, RD; Wong, RK (Oct 2011). "Differential diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding proximal to the ligament of Trietz.". Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America 21 (4): 555–66. PMID 21944410. doi:10.1016/j.giec.2011.07.014.