Diagnosis and management of aortoenteric fistulas.

@article{Busuttil2001DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of aortoenteric fistulas.},
  author={Steven J. Busuttil and Jerry Goldstone},
  journal={Seminars in vascular surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          302-11
        }
}
Development of an aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a devastating and life-threatening condition, which is as difficult to diagnose as it is to treat. Fortunately, it is rare, most commonly seen as a delayed complication of aortic reconstruction. Two types are recognized: primary and secondary. Primary fistulas occur de novo between the aorta and bowel, most commonly duodenum. Secondary fistulas occur between an aortic graft and segment of bowel. Diagnosis of AEF requires a high index of suspicion… CONTINUE READING
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