Toothpick-induced aortoenteric fistula presenting as sepsis


Aortoenteric fistulas (AEF) are a rare but life-threatening cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. We present the case of a primary AEF caused by ingestion of a toothpick by a 47-year-old male. This is the 10th known case in the literature in which a foreign body was found to be the cause of a communication between the aorta and the GI tract. Most foreign… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2016-218338


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@inproceedings{Liao2017ToothpickinducedAF, title={Toothpick-induced aortoenteric fistula presenting as sepsis}, author={Elizabeth Liao and Martin Simons and Leonard W H Tse and Graham Roche-Nagle}, booktitle={BMJ case reports}, year={2017} }