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Evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Published:November 06, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.11.006
      Although potentially life-threatening, and potentially treatable, primary aortoduodenal fistula(PADF), a disorder most commonly secondary to abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA), is notable for the absence of its mention in guidelines for management of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage(NVUGH) [
      • Barkum A.N.
      • Bardou M.
      • Kuipers E.J.
      • Sung J.
      • Hunt R.H.
      • Martel M.
      • et al.
      International consensus recemmendations on the management of patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
      ,
      • Sverden E.
      • Sheraz R.M.
      • Agrusn L.
      • Lagergren J.
      Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
      ,
      • Lau J.Y.W.
      • Fan D.-M.
      • Kuipers E.J.
      • Yang Y.-S.
      • Chan F.K.L.
      Challenges in the management of acute peptic ulcer bleeding.
      ,
      • Samuel R.
      • Bilal M.
      • Tayyem O.
      • Guturu P.
      Evaluation and management of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
      ].
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