Congenital hepatoportal arteriovenous fistula.

  title={Congenital hepatoportal arteriovenous fistula.},
  author={Nigel David Heaton and Mark Davenport and John B. Karani and A. P. Mowat and Edward R Howard},
  volume={117 2},
BACKGROUND Two children with congenital hepatoportal arteriovenous fistulas have been investigated and treated surgically. These cases have been reviewed with five cases previously reported. METHODS Two children, 5 months and 14 months of age, presenting with failure to thrive, hepatosplenomegaly, ascites, and recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding with evidence of portal hypertension, were found to have congenital hepatoportal arteriovenous fistulas. RESULTS Doppler ultrasonographic… CONTINUE READING
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