• We describe the second successful repair of a recurrent aortoduodenal fistula (ADF) occurring two years following insertion of the original prosthetic and 18 months following the repair of the first ADF. The recurrent ADF developed at the site of the previous repair, fistulizing between the sutured aorta and the duodenum closed by staples. Despite the admitted technical challenges of reoperation for a third or fourth time, as in the current case, these patients can be salvaged.
(Arch Surg 112:1265, 1977)
Scribner RG, Baker MS, Tawes RL, Brown WH, Harris EJ. Recurrent Aortoduodenal Fistula. Arch Surg. 1977;112(10):1265. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370100119028