Posttraumatic intrapancreatic aortosplenic fistula causing portal hypertension.


Arterioportal fistulas are uncommon. The case of a patient with massive uncontrollable esophageal variceal bleeding is presented. Reversible portal hypertension was caused by a posttraumatic giant intrapancreatic aortosplenic fistula. Percutaneous closure was unsuccessful, and pancreatectomy was performed to control the bleeding. The case is discussed and… (More)


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@article{Estrada2003PosttraumaticIA, title={Posttraumatic intrapancreatic aortosplenic fistula causing portal hypertension.}, author={Oscar Munoz Estrada and C Mestres and Miguel-A L{\'o}pez-Boado and Juan A Salmer{\'o}n and Jos{\'e} Visa and Juan-Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Valdecasas}, journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals}, year={2003}, volume={11 3}, pages={272-4} }