Improvements in the diagnosis and management of aortoenteric fistula.

  title={Improvements in the diagnosis and management of aortoenteric fistula.},
  author={Thomas F O'donnell and Gregory R Scott and Alexander D Shepard and William C Mackey and Ralph A Deterling and Allan D. Callow},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={149 4},
To assess the impact of an aggressive approach (early operation, graft removal, and extraanatomic bypass) adopted by us 5 years ago in patients with aortic synthetic grafts and gastrointestinal bleeding, we reviewed our 15 year experience with aortoenteric fistula in 13 patients. The courses of six patients from the recent series (1979 through 1984) were contrasted with those of seven patients from our earlier series (1968 through 1978). Twelve of 13 patients presented with gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING