Juergen K. Willmann, M.D.

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  • Secondary aortoenteric fistula: active bleeding detected with multi-detector-row CT. European radiology Roos, J. E., Willmann, J. K., Hilfiker, P. R. 2002; 12: S196-200


    We report a case of active bleeding of a secondary aortoenteric fistula (SAEF), in which CT angiography with multi-detector-row CT (MDCT) was finally diagnostic after negative catheter angiography and unsatisfactory endoscopy. The MDCT angiography clearly demonstrated the fistulous tract between the abdominal aortic graft and the duodenum. The dynamic process of bleeding was confirmed as a net increase of contrast agent accumulation in the duodenum through different phases. The MDCT angiography with its excellent 3D image quality is therefore a valuable method in the assessment of active SAEF bleeding.

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