Article Abstract

Imaging work-up and endovascular treatment options for aorto-enteric fistula

Authors: Sasan Partovi, Thomas Trischman, Rahul A. Sheth, Tam T. T. Huynh, Jon C. Davidson, Anand M. Prabhakar, Suvranu Ganguli

Abstract

Aorto-enteric fistula (AEF) is a rare life-threatening condition. Early recognition and diagnosis are of paramount importance to improve outcome. In this article four cases of AEF with relevant pre- and post-procedural images are presented to demonstrate the utility of cross-sectional imaging in the work-up of AEF. The literature is reviewed to describe the typical presentation of AEF, the diagnostic work-up of AEF, and the different methods used to treat AEF. Endovascular repair of AEF is gaining increasing attention due to its decreased short-term mortality compared to open surgical techniques.