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Title: [Gastrointestinal hemorrhage in an aged subject with an aortic prosthesis]
Authors: Van Olmen, G ×
Verhaeghe, Raymond
Pelemans, Walter #
Issue Date: Nov-1985
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie vol:16 issue:4 pages:155-7
Abstract: An old patient with aortic prosthetic graft was admitted to the hospital with an upper gastro-intestinal bleeding. The prosthesis was seen protruding into the afferent loop of a previous gastrectomy. Despite immediate surgery to remove the aortic graft and to close the fistula, the patient died suddenly on the first postoperative day. A herald bleeding two months previously had passed without suspicion of a possible aorto-enteric fistula. The pathogenesis and clinical appearance of aorto-enteric fistulae are reviewed and the attitude in the elderly with aortic prostatic graft and upper gastro-intestinal blood loss is discussed.
ISSN: 0167-9228
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Gerontology and Geriatrics
Molecular and Vascular Biology
× corresponding author
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