Fatal embolization of intestinal contents through a duodenocaval fistula Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Duodenal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Contents
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Vena Cava, Inferior

abstract

  • Embolization of intestinal contents to the lung is an exceedingly rare event, which to our knowledge, has never been reported as a cause of death. Equally rare is duodenocaval fistula resulting from a penetrating duodenal peptic ulcer. We present the case of a 51-year-old man whose duodenal ulcer led to a fistulous tract with the inferior vena cava and subsequently to progressive pulmonary embolization of intestinal contents, ultimately resulting in death from respiratory failure.

publication date

  • January 1991

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1987923

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 93

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 115

number

  • 1