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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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GOES JUNIOR, Adenauer Marinho de Oliveira et al. Duodenal obstruction following abdominal aortic surgery: case report. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.4, pp.384-388.  Epub Jan 30, 2009. ISSN 1677-5449.

Most articles on duodenal obstruction following aortic surgery report data relative to repairs of aneurysmal disease, not atherosclerotic disease. However, duodenal obstruction is an uncommon complication, occurring in less than 1% of patients. We report a case of a patient submitted to aortobifemoral bypass reconstruction who had duodenal obstruction as postoperative complication. The patient was treated with surgical intervention and omental patching for retroperitoneal synthesis. Literature review indicates that most cases respond well to the conservative treatment, and surgical conduct is usually only required when adherences are causing the obstruction or when clinical treatment is not satisfactory after 2 weeks.

Keywords : Occlusion; duodenum; surgery; aorta.

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