Viktorija VITKUTĖ 1, Eglė BAKUČIONYTĖ 2, Paulina TEKORIUTĖ 1
1 Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Academy of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
2Republic Hospital of Klaipeda, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a rare but life-threatening condition characterized by abnormal communication between the aorta and any part of the intestinal tract. It has been suggested that primary AEF arises from an abdominal aortic aneurysm, and secondary is caused by an infection, usually consistent with aortic graft. We present a case report of secondary AEF presented with severe bleeding from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract followed by aortic graft infection.
Keywords: Aortoenteric fistula, gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic graft