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Primary Aortoenteric Fistula Due to a Swallowed Twig in a Three-year-old Child

Lookup NU author(s): Bruce Jaffray



Aortoenteric fistulae are infrequent causes of gastrointestinal bleeding and usually occur as a late complication of aortic aneurysm repair. Primary aortoenteric fistulae are very rare and most have an aetiological association with atherosclerotic aneurysmal disease.(1,2)We report a primary aortoenteric fistula (PAEF) occurring in a 3 year old as a result of duodenal perforation after ingestion of a twig. To our knowledge this is the first case of a primary aortoenteric fistula reported in a child. Emergency aortic surgery in children needs certain considerations which are briefly discussed. (C) 2009 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved,

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Author(s): Kappadath SK, Clarke MJ, Stormer E, Steven L, Jaffray B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Year: 2010

Volume: 39

Issue: 2

Pages: 217-219

Date deposited: 04/09/2014

ISSN (print): 1078-5884

ISSN (electronic): 1532-2165

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2009.11.006


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