Aortoentric Fistula Following Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery: Aortobifemoral Dacron Bypass Graft is Detected by Colonoscopy


Alpagut U. , Ugurlucan M. , Tireli E. , Dayioglu E.

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.24, no.1, pp.62-63, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2008.00638.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-63

Abstract

Aortoenteric fistula is a dramatic and rare complication, which may occur following abdominal aortic surgery. In this report, we present images of a 65-year-old patient who presented with acute peritonitis two months after aortobifemoral bypass grafting operation with a bifurcated dacron graft. Colonoscopy clearly showed the pathology leading to acute abdomen: Intestinal fistulization of the graft.