Enteric fistulation after renal artery reconstruction: a systematic literature review
2010 (English)In: World Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0364-2313, E-ISSN 1432-2323, Vol. 34, no 10, 2305-2307 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A systematic literature review has revealed 14 cases of arterioenteric fistulation after renovascular reconstruction. Among the 14 patients, 9 had thrombotic occlusion of the reconstruction and 5 underwent nephrectomy, but neither procedure prevented fistulation. There was a dominance of right-sided bypass reconstructions. All patients but one suffered from gastrointestinal bleeding; 3 died before operation and 5 had herald bleeds. Three died as a direct result of surgery. Various technical solutions were used, and the follow-up time was clearly unsatisfactory; in only 2 patients was the follow-up longer than 1 year. Arterioenteric fistulation is a serious complication, associated with a high mortality rate and a high incidence of kidney loss among survivors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 34, no 10, 2305-2307 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131018DOI: 10.1007/s00268-010-0688-9ISI: 000282144300007PubMedID: 20640423OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-131018DiVA: diva2:352427