Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
On-line version ISSN 1729-519X
LEON GONZALEZ, Olga; GONZALO POL HERRERA, Pablo and LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, Pedro. Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage in the Erdely: An Interesting Patient Presentation. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2009, vol.8, suppl.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
Upper digestive hemorrhage is a common sindrome that appears not only secondary to digestive diseases but also a systemic too. Although 85 to 90 % of those episode stop spontaneously or with medical treatment, mortality rate, nowdays has been decreased to 4 or 9 % in patients below sixty years old and in patients over 60 years old, mortality rate, are between 14 to 30%. Fiberoptic endoscopy has become the optimal diagnostic procedure. Nevertheless the increase of life rate had become a cause that these mortality rate state stationary. The objective of this report is to presents the history of a geriatric patient with an upper digestive bleeding due to a secondary aortoenteric fistula, who died before an attempt to surgical stop the bleeding and to review this subject.
Keywords : Upper Digestive Hemorrhage; Gastroduodenoscopy; Aortoenteric fistula; Protesis..