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Aboujaoude, M and Noel, B and Beaudoin, M and Ghattas, G and Lalonde, L and Bui, TB and Oliva, VL;
1996
Pseudoaneurysm of the proper hepatic artery with duodenal fistula appearing as a late complication of blunt abdominal trauma
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Posttraumatic pseudoaneurysms of the hepatic artery are rare and usually occur as a complication of open abdominal trauma. Even less common is the coexisting presence of enteric fistulization. We report a patient with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage occurring 3 years after blunt abdominal trauma resulting from a pseudoaneurysm of the proper hepatic artery with duodenal fistulization. The patient was treated successfully by ligation of the proper hepatic artery and closure of the duodenal opening.
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