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Lower gastrointestinal bleeding as a result of fistula between the iliac artery and sigmoid colon in patient with advanced testicular cancer

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Title
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding as a result of fistula between the iliac artery and sigmoid colon in patient with advanced testicular cancer
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International braz j urol, September 2013
DOI 10.1590/s1677-5538.ibju.2013.05.18
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Authors

Vanessa Prado dos Santos, Alvaro Razuk Filho, Valter Castelli Junior, Roberto Augusto Caffaro

Abstract

Fistula between arteries and the gastrointestinal tract are a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding, but potentially fatal. The recognition and early treatment can modify the patient prognosis. We report a case of a patient with previous surgery for seminoma of cryptorchidic testicle, with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding. We performed the diagnosis and surgical treatment of the fistula between left external iliac artery and sigmoid colon. The patient was successfully treated by external iliac artery ligation and left colectomy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 14%
Sudan 1 14%
Unknown 5 71%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 14%
Student > Bachelor 1 14%
Professor 1 14%
Student > Master 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Unknown 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 86%
Unknown 1 14%