Aorto-duodenal and subsequent aorto-colonic fistula following operation for ruptured aortic aneurysm.

Abstract

Direct communication between aorta and intestinal lumen, whether spontaneous (primary) or postoperative (secondary), is a rate and frequently lethal cause of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. This paper records what is believed to be a unique occurrence in the survival of a patient who following surgery for ruptured aortic aneurysm, not only developed an aorto… (More)

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