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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2014 ) > List of Articles


An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleed

Mallikarjun, Ravi Kiran, C.K. Adarsh

Keywords : Abdominal surgery, aortoenteric fistula, gastrointestinal bleed

Citation Information : M, Kiran R, Adarsh C. An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleed. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (8):533-535.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.138160

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2007

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Gastrointestinal (GI) bleed often brings the patient to the emergency medical service with great anxiety. Known common causes of GI bleed include ulcers, varices, Mallory-Weiss among others. All causes of GI bleed should be considered however unusual during the evaluation. Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is one of the unusual causes of GI bleed, which has to be considered especially in patients with a history of abdominal surgery in general and aortic surgery in particular.

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