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Chirurgia 2012 December;25(6):431-2

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A rare complication of a prosthetic vascular graft: Sigmoid colon perforation after migration

Kaya H. 1, Erguner I. 2, Aytac E. 3, Alhan C. 4, Karahasanoglu T. 1, 3

1 Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, Deparment of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey; 2 Department of General Surgery, A cibadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey; 3 Department of General Surgery, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine Istanbul, Turkey; 4 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Acibadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey


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Graft-enteric fistula is a serious complication following aortic reconstruction surgery. We present the case of a 73-year-old male patient with graft-enteric fistula. A segmental colectomy with end to end anastomosis and an extra-anatomic axillofemoral bypass were performed. The patient was discharged with no problem.

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