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Iliac-enteric fistula following Dacron patch angioplasty

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Annals of Vascular Surgery


We report a patient who developed fistulization between the jejunum and a Dacron patch placed at the bifurcation of the right common iliac artery during endarterectomy 14 years previously. The patient was successfully managed by resection of the iliac bifurcation and a segment of the involved bowel. While arterio-enteric fistulae typically involve prosthetic grafts, they may occur in association with artificial materials used to patch endarterectomy sites; hence, knowledge of technical detail is important in the diagnosis of this complication following endarterectomy. (Ann Vasc Surg

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Robertson, G.A., Valente, J.F., Hunter, G.C. et al. Iliac-enteric fistula following Dacron patch angioplasty. Annals of Vascular Surgery 5, 467–469 (1991).

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