aortoenteric fistula

Type: Term Definitions: 1. development of an abnormal communication between the abdominal aorta or an abdominal aortic graft and a portion of the bowel, usually the fourth portion of the duodenum.
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Aortoenteric fistula

An aortoenteric fistula is a connection between the aorta and the intestines. There can be significant blood loss into the intestines resulting in bloody stool and death. It is usually secondary to an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. ==Diagnosis== Diagnosis is typically via a CT angiography, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or arteriography. It is par...
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