ABSTRACT: We report a patient with secondary aortoenteric fistula (AEF) presenting with a rectal bleeding. The patient had multiple comorbidities, precluding major open vascular surgery. We opted to perform a two-stage procedure, where an endovascular stent-graft was first deployed to exclude the AEF from the systemic circulation. As the AEF was at the proximal anastomosis of the previous Dacron graft and close to the renal artery ostia, chimney stent-grafts were placed in both renal arteries to maintain their patency. The second stage of the procedure involved a laparotomy to repair the defect in the duodenum to prevent further contamination from bowel contents.
Annals of Vascular Surgery 01/2012; 26(3):422.e13-6. · 1.03 Impact Factor