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GONZALEZ GONZALEZ, Daniel  and  TARIGO, Nicolás. Severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to fistula between splenic artery and gastric sleeve. Anfamed [online]. 2022, vol.9, n.2, e401.  Epub Dec 01, 2022. ISSN 2301-1254.

Gastrointestinal bleeding caused by a fistula between the gastric sleeve and a pseudoaneurysm of the splenic artery or upper pole of the spleen is uncommon.

A clinical case of a 52-year-old patient with a history of gastric sleeve surgery and anastomotic leak is presented.

She was admitted for severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding. She underwent emergency surgery and performed a hemostatic stitch on the posterior face of the gastric sleeve. She underwent reoperation due to rebleeding, performing gastrectomy and distal splenopancreatectomy due to discontinuation of the splenic artery. Given the hemodynamic instability, an esophagostomy and jejunostomy were performed, reconstructing at 8 months with good evolution.

Keywords : gastrointestinal bleeding; gastric sleeve; fistula; splenic artery.

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