Inferior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula associated with portal hypertension and acute ischemic colitis. Successful occlusion by intraarterial embolization with steel coils.

@article{Capron1984InferiorMA,
  title={Inferior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula associated with portal hypertension and acute ischemic colitis. Successful occlusion by intraarterial embolization with steel coils.},
  author={J. P. Capron and J L Gineston and Alexandre R{\'e}mond and Pierre Y. Lallement and Jacques Delamarre and R{\'e}gis Revert and Pierre Veyssier},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1984},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={351-5}
}
The authors report a case of postoperative arteriovenous fistula between the inferior mesenteric vessels. This fistula was revealed by portal hypertension, with bleeding esophageal varices, ascites, and encephalopathy, and by acute ischemic colitis. Histologic examination of the liver was normal. All of the symptoms disappeared after transcatheter embolization of the fistula with stainless steel coils. This case report favors the reality of the so-called "forward" portal hypertension and… CONTINUE READING

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