n South African Journal of Surgery - Aortocaval fistula - rare complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms : case report

Volume 47, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Aortocaval fistula (ACF) formation is a rare condition occurring in 0.2 - 1.3% of patients with degenerative aortic aneurysms. This paper describes the presentation and successful management of a patient with such an ACF. We wish to highlight the need to maintain a high index of suspicion for this condition in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), particularly if they present with haematuria or are in congestive cardiac failure.

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