Aortocaval fistula complicating abdominal aortic aneurysm: case report and literature review.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Aortocaval fistula is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm involving less than 1% of all abdominal aortic aneurysms. The diagnosis is difficult, and preoperative identification can be challenging. We describe an interesting case of a 72-year-old man presenting with acute-onset dyspnea who was found to have an aortocaval fistula secondary to a large abdominal aortic aneurysm. The clinical features that exemplify aortocaval fistula are discussed and the literature reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fenster, MS; Dent, JM; Tribble, C; Angle, JF; Sarembock, IJ; Komada, M; Ragosta, M

Published Date

  • May 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 79

PubMed ID

  • 8722864

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-6569

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0304(199605)38:1<75::AID-CCD17>3.0.CO;2-R


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States