Byung Yen Kim
Chungbuk National University
Internal medicineSurgeryFistulaUpper gastrointestinal bleedingDuodenumMelenaGastrointestinal bleedingEndoscopyDiscontinuationHypereosinophiliaAortoenteric fistulaAntihypertensive drugEsophagogastroduodenoscopyEosinophilic infiltrationResolution (electron density)MedicineGastroenterology
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#1Byung Yen Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)
#2Hyoung Woo Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 10
Last. Seung-Myoung Son (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 9
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#1Byung Yen Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)
#2Ki Bae Kim (CBNU: Chungbuk National University)H-Index: 7
A primary aortoenteric fistula is defined as the spontaneous development of communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the native aorta. This is unlike a secondary aortoenteric fistula that occurs after surgery, such as a vascular graft. A primary aortoenteric fistula is an extremely rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The condition is often overlooked because of its extremely low incidence. This paper reports a case of a 75-year-old man who presented with massive melena. Es...
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