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Polim Med. 2012;42(2):139-42.

[The treatment of aorto-duodenal fistula with the use of the endovascular prosthesis].

[Article in Polish]

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Katedra Chirurgii Naczyniowej, Ogólnej i Ttransplantacyjnej, Akademia Medyczna we Wrocławiu.


One of the most common and serious complications after implantation of aortic or aorto-femoral prosthesis are aortoduodenal fistula. Secondary aorto-duodenal fistula is the most commonly observed form of a fistula between the abdominal aorta and gastrointestinal tract. 76 years old male with infected vascular prosthesis was admitted to Clinic with syndroms of active bleeding from aorto-duodenal fistula. Because of general condition, patient was qualified to endovascular procedure, and a new stentgraft was implanted. After the procedure patient was treated with antibiotic compatible with inoculation from blood and he did not gave agreement for further surgical operations. He lived next 28 months and died because of lung cancer.

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