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Thoracoabdominal aneursym

Su Young Ahn, Sun Young Lee, Bum Sung Kim, Kyoung Hoon Rhee, Jeong Hwan Kim, In Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Choon Jo Jin
Gastrointestinal complications (GI) after thoracoabdominal aortic repair can be classified as biliary disease, heptic dysfunction, pancreatitis, GI bleeding, peptic ulcer disease, bowel ischemia, paralytic ileus, and aortoenteric fistula. Theses complications are associated with high post operative morbidity and mortality. Most of the aortoenteric fistulae after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery are found at the duodenum, near the surgical site. These rare complications are caused by an indirect communication with abdominal aorta that originated from an aneursymal formation ruptured into the duodenum...
January 2010: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
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