A 21-year-old male asked:
How does foreign body cause aortoenteric fistula? fb needs to cause infection first? would this infection persist & not go away? even if fb is blunt?
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Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends on the objec: Much depends on the object. Chronic abrasive forces could induce granulation around the structure as it erodes through the abdominal wall. My grandfather swallowed a toothpick which then perforated his small intestine into his splenic artery
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