Publications by authors named "Biljana Barisic"

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Primary Aorto-Appendicular Fistula Accompanied by Infected Penetrating Aortic Ulcer - Case Report.

Ann Vasc Surg 2020 May 31;65:283.e1-283.e5. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Clinic for vascular and endovascular surgery, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Primary aorto-appendicular fistulas are extremely rare in clinical practice, and there are only 3 such cases reported in the available literature. The aim of this study is to present the case of a 68-year-old female patient with primary aorto-appendicular fistula accompanied by infected penetrating aortic ulcer (PAU). At the time of her hospital admission, the patient did not demonstrate any typical symptoms. Multidetector computed tomography imaging of aorta was performed during an additional preoperative examination and the PAU of the infrarenal aortic segment was detected. Other pathological changes were not found. The intraoperative findings confirmed the presence of the PAU firmly attached to the appendix and surrounding signs of inflammation. Appendectomy and partial resection of the PAU were performed, along with aortic reconstruction, using a Dacron tube graft and right renal artery reattachment. During the postoperative period, there were no complications, and the patient was discharged on the 10th postoperative day. Control medical examination and color duplex ultrasonography were performed 18 months after the surgery and they provided satisfactory results.
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