Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 1995 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
Aortoenteric Flstulas
Alper DEMİRBAŞ1, Atalay METE2, Okan ERDOĞAN1, İnci SÜLEYMANLAR3, Şükrü AKTAN1
1Akdeniz Üriversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Antalya
2Akdeniz Universitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Antalya
3Akdeniz Universitesi Tıp Fakültesi Gastroenteroloji Anabilim Dalı, Antalya
Aortoenteric fistulas are relatively rare but serious cause of massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Most occur as a consequence of aortic reconstructive surgery and involve the proximal graft anastomosis. Most patients have an initial episode of bleeding followed hours to weeks later by catastrophic hemorrhage. Patients with gastrointestinal bleeding who have undergone prior aortic reconstructive surgery should be approached with a great sense of urgency and a high index of suspicion. Treatment of aortoenteric fistula is early surgical intervention. The mortality rate is essentially 100 % without promt surgical intervention.

We report here in a case of aortoenteric fistula which occured 20 years after an aortofemoral bypass and review the literature. Keywords :