ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Successful treatment of secondary aortoenteric fistula with a Valdoni-Strong's procedure
Murat Akın1, Hakan Gökbayır2, Tevfik Tezcaner3, Kadir Kılıç2, Ersin Özdemir2, Zafer Ferahköşe2
1Department of General Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara
2Department of General Surgery, Bayındır Medical Center, Ankara
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bayındır Medical Center, Ankara
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.026
Secondary aortoenteric fistula is one of the important causes of gastrointestinal bleeding following synthetic graft repair of the abdominal aorta. Secondary aortoenteric fistula is frequently observed after an aneurysm repair (from 0.3 up to 2% in the first 5 years), and associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity. The diagnosis of secondary aortoenteric fistula can be difficult. In this article, we present a case of gastrointestinal bleeding due to secondary aortoenteric fistula, successfully treated with Valdoni-Strong's procedure.
Keywords : Gastrointestinal bleeding; secondary aortoenteric fistula; Valdoni-strong’s procedure
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