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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 May 15;2013. pii: bcr2013009521. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-009521.

Superior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula embolisation complicated by bowel ischaemia.

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Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

Abstract

Superior mesenteric arteriovenous fistulas are rare, especially when iatrogenic in origin. Management of these fistulas can be surgical or endovascular. Endovascular embolisation is the preferred modality with a low rate of complications. Among the reported complications, bowel ischaemia is considered an unlikely occurrence. We report a case of a complex iatrogenic arterioportal fistula that was managed by endovascular embolisation and controlled through both its inflow and outflow, and was later complicated by bowel ischaemia.

PMID:
23682091
PMCID:
PMC3669866
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-009521
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