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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 February;43(1):99-101
Simple surgical technique to prevent direct secondary aortoenteric fistulas
Demaria R. G., Borie F. *, Albat B., Frapier J.-M., Millat B. *, Chaptal P.-A.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital
*Department of Digestive Surgery, Saint Eloi Hospital University Hospital of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
To prevent direct secondary aortoenteric fistulas, a devastating complication of abdominal aortic surgery, we describe here a rapid, very easy to perform and no cost operating technique. A part about 4 cm long of the vascular prosthesis was cut to obtain a partial tailored ring which was passed through the prosthesis. After the anastomosis was realized, the tailored ring was hitched up to totally cover proximal anastomosis and prevent direct contact between aorto-prosthetic anastomosis and the bowel.