Evolving strategies for the treatment of aortoenteric fistulas Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gastric Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures

abstract

  • Patients with AEFs have limited overall survival. Endovascular therapy offers an alternative to open surgical repair, seems to be associated with decreased perioperative morbidity and mortality and a shorter in-hospital stay, and allows for acceptable survival given the presence of coexisting medical comorbidities. Furthermore, endovascular repair provides a therapeutic option to control bleeding and allow for continued intervention in a stabilized setting.

publication date

  • August 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2006.04.031

PubMed ID

  • 16890849

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 250

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 44

number

  • 2