Primary aortoenteric fistula

Gelister, J. S. K.; Fox, J. A.
July 1987
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jul1987, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p459
Academic Journal
The article presents three case reports on primary aortoenteric fistula. Three older men have gastrointestinal hemorrhage with varying diagnoses. Based on the case reports, aortoenteric fistula may be spontaneous or may follow sortic graft operations. The diagnosis of primary aortoenteric fistula should be considered in patients with either melaena or haematemesis when an aortic aneurysm and bleeding peptic ulcer has been excluded.


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