Coming next month in JACS and online now: Twenty-year experience with aorto-enteric fistula repair: Gastrointestinal complications predict mortality

Atish Chopra, MD; Lucyna Cieciura, MD; J. Gregory Modrall, MD, FACS; and colleagues found that over 20 years, approximately 50 percent of aorto-enteric fistula (AEF) repair patients died within 60 days. Gastrointestinal complications increase the risk of mortality more than threefold, representing an attractive surgically modifiable risk factor. Future multi-center studies are required to clarify optimal methods of arterial and gastrointestinal reconstruction in AEF.

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