An aortoenteric fistula may develop if certain diseases are present.


Disease of the aorta:

(1) aortic aneurysm

(2) synthetic graft for aortic aneurysm

(3) infectious aneurysm (pseudoaneurysm) due to Salmonella, syphilis, tuberculosis or other pathogen



(1) colon cancer

(2) cervical cancer

(3) esophageal cancer


Gastrointestinal disease:

(1) ulceration

(2) foreign body

(3) cholelithiasis

(4) diverticulitis

(5) radiotherapy


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