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.
- arterio-enteric fistula
- Iliac-enteric fistula
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine