An Esophageal Ulcer Associated with a Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Atsuto Kayashima, Hideki Mori, Anna Okuzawa, Yoko Kubosawa, Yuichiro Hirai, Satoshi Kinoshita, Yoshihiro Nakazato, Ai Fujimoto, Masahiro Kikuchi

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An aortoesophageal fistula, an abnormal anatomical communication between the aorta and the esophagus, is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The mortality rate of patients with this condition is very high. A 77-year-old man, who had undergone endovascular aortic repair for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, developed melena. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed. This detected an esophageal ulcer, which had the potential to develop into an aortoesophageal fistula. Therefore, thoracic endovascular aortic repair was performed on the following day. Thereafter, the course was uneventful. We encountered a rare case of an esophageal ulcer associated with a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm before it developed into an aortoesophageal fistula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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