Severe Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Aortoenteric Fistula: A Late Complication of Esophagojejunostomy

Authors

  • Mehmet Ezelsoy Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hakkari State Hospital, Hakkari
  • Ali Coner Department of Cardiology, Hakkari State Hospital, Hakkari
  • Okan Cicek Department of Radiology Hakkari State Hospital, Hakkari

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1222

Abstract

Aortoenteric fistula is an uncommon cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, which is life-threatening if not treated. This complication may occur even months to years after surgery [Mitchel 1995]. It is commonly observed in patients who have undergone previous aortic surgery and rarely occurs in patients with a history of gastrointestinal tract surgery [Brock 1953]. The diagnosis of aortoenteric fistula depends on a high level of clinical suspicion. Herein, we report a case of a 53-year-old man who underwent surgical treatment because of new-onset severe gastrointestinal bleeding that was related to an aortoenteric fistula.

Published

2015-04-06

How to Cite

Ezelsoy, M., Coner, A., & Cicek, O. (2015). Severe Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Aortoenteric Fistula: A Late Complication of Esophagojejunostomy. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(1), E023-E024. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1222

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