Iliac-Enteric Fistula Following Dacron Patch Angioplasty

G. A. Robertson, J. F. Valente, G. C. Hunter, V. M. Bernhard, C. W. Putnam

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991


  • Dacron
  • Iliac-enteric fistula
  • arterio-enteric fistula
  • endarterectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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