n South African Journal of Surgery - Aortocaval fistula - rare complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms : case report
|Article Title||Aortocaval fistula - rare complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||M.R. Purdy, D.L. Lutrin and M.G. Veller|
|Publication Date||Aug 2009|
|Pages||86 - 88|
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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