Tuberculous Aortitis Presenting with an Aortoduodenal Fistula: A Case Report

Goldbaum, Thomas S.; Lindsay Jr., Joseph; Levy, Charles; Silva, Carlos A.
July 1986
Angiology;Jul1986, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p519
Academic Journal
An elderly man with tuberculous aortitis presented with massive gastrointestinal bleeding resulting from an aortoduodenal fistula. Aortic resection was successful, and he has done well over a 12 year period. The organism was recovered from the aorta and also seen on section of the neighboring lymph nodes. Although tuberculous aortitis is rare, it should be considered in a patient with a prior history of tuberculosis who has developed evidence of aortic disease, aneurysm, or massive gastrointestinal bleeding.


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