Spontaneous aortoenteric fistula involving the sigmoid: A case report and review of literature

@inproceedings{Karthaus2016SpontaneousAF,
  title={Spontaneous aortoenteric fistula involving the sigmoid: A case report and review of literature},
  author={Eleonora G. Karthaus and Ivo C.J.H. Post and George J. M. Akkersdijk},
  booktitle={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Primary aortoenteric fistula (PAEF) is a pathological communication between the aorta and any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathology is very rare and easily overlooked during the diagnostic process. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report the exceptional case of an 86-year-old man with episodes of abdominal pain and rectal bleeding of unknown cause over a period of 1,5 months due to a PAEF to the sigmoid. A sigmoidectomy was performed and a rifampicin-soaked aortic graft was… CONTINUE READING
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