Surgery of the aortoduodenal fistula: two cases with survival

Pulvirenti, Elia and Toro, Adriana and Patané, Ddomenico and Scolaro, A. and Di Carlo, Isidoro (2009) Surgery of the aortoduodenal fistula: two cases with survival. Il giornale di chirurgia, 30 (4). pp. 157-159. ISSN 1971-145X

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We report on two cases of aortoduodenal fistula. The patients underwent the positioning of an aortic stent 1.9 and 5 yearsly before, respectively. They complained of fever and abdominal pain and were admitted to the hospital. A stent infection was suspected and an angio-CT confirmed the suspicion. Each patient was brought immediately to the operating room, where the fistula was individuated and resected, with closure of the aortic wall and excision of a part of the ulcerated intestinal loop involved. The infected stent was removed and an extra-anatomic bypass was performed. The patients survived and were discharged from hospital 38 and 29 days after the surgery, respectively, with no postsurgical sequelae and in good health. These patients are alive and in good health respectively 18 and 19 months (mo) after the procedure. If performed immediately upon diagnosis, this technique permits achievement of an optimal result

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aorta, Aneurysm, Gastrointestinal hemorrhage, Aortoduodenal fistula, Surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 16:39
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 16:39

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