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Abdominal Vascular Graft Complications

As trainees I think it is beaten into our heads that all males over the age of 50 with new onset hematuria and flank pain should also be screened for AAA. One thing that is not so much beaten into our heads is how we still have to take hematuria and or hematochezia seriously in these same patients even after they receive endovascular repair. There are many complications that can occur from having an aortic graft placed, but for the purpose of this article let’s focus on Aortoenteric fistula and Endoleaks.