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April 1992

Mycotic Aneurysm of the Upper Abdominal Aorta Ruptured Into the Stomach

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery (Drs Van Damme, Belachew, Hosselet, Dekoster, and Limet) and Anaesthesiology (Dr Damas), University Hospital Sart-Tilman, Liege, Belgium.

Arch Surg. 1992;127(4):478-482. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1992.01420040124022

• We report a case of primary aortogastric fistula with erosion of a mycotic aneurysm of the upper abdominal aorta into the stomach. The patient was successfully operated on with an in situ aortoaortic tube graft, incorporating the splanchnic vessels, and direct suture of the gastric erosion.

(Arch Surg. 1992;127:478-482)