Primary aortoduodenal fistula: manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment.

  title={Primary aortoduodenal fistula: manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment.},
  author={Marisol S Sweeney and Thomas Gadacz},
  volume={96 3},
Primary aortoduodenal fistulas are an especially lethal part of the spectrum of arterioenteric fistulas. The lethal nature is due to the subtleties in manifestation, leading to delays in diagnosis and institution of prompt operative repair. A review of the 118 primary aortoduodenal fistulas in the world's literature reveals that pain (32%), palpable abdominal mass (25%), and bleeding (64%) are inconsistently present as initial symptoms and that routine abdominal films, barium studies, and… CONTINUE READING

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