Endovascular Aneurysmal Repair for an Aortoenteric Fistula

iDepartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama, Okayama, Japan, Present address:Department of Metabolic Disorder, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine–, Tokyo, Japanj

Koki Eto– Hidenori Yoshitaka Toshinori Totsugawa
Masahiko Kuinose Yoshimasa Tsushima Atsuhisa Ishida
Genta Chikazawa Arudo Hiraoka
We report a case of secondary aortoenteric fistulaiSAEF). A 76-year-old man who had undergone bifurcated graft replacement for an abdominal aortic aneurysm 18 years previously was admitted to our hospital on 2008. Since the patient was in hemorrhagic shock and had several comorbidities, he first underwent emergency endovascular aneurysmal repairiEVAR). The patient recovered from shock, and then the duodenal fistula was closed and a temporary tube enterostomy was made on the next day. The patientfs recovery was uneventful and he was discharged 34 days after EVAR without any sign of infection. However, the patient was admitted for a recurrent SAEF 16 months after the procedure. Although emergency surgery was performed, he died due to sepsis 11 days after surgery. EVAR could be useful to control bleeding associated with SAEF;however, it would be necessary for a long-term results to perform additional radical surgery subsequently to ensure the patientsf hemodynamic recovery.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 41:270-275i2012j

KeywordsFsecondary aortoenteric fistula, endovascular aneurysmal repair, graft infection, pseudoaneurysm