Critical gastrointestinal bleed due to secondary aortoenteric fistula

  title={Critical gastrointestinal bleed due to secondary aortoenteric fistula},
  author={Mohammad Umair Malik and Enver Uçbilek and Amanpreet S. Sherwal},
  booktitle={Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives},
Secondary aortoenteric fistula (SAEF) is a rare yet lethal cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and occurs as a complication of an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Clinical presentation may vary from herald bleeding to overt sepsis and requires high index of suspicion and clinical judgment to establish diagnosis. Initial diagnostic tests may include computerized tomography scan and esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Each test has variable sensitivity and specificity. Maintaining the hemodynamic status… CONTINUE READING
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