Coil embolization of a solitary congenital intrahepatic hepatoportal fistula

Citation
L. Raghuram et al., Coil embolization of a solitary congenital intrahepatic hepatoportal fistula, ABDOM IMAG, 26(2), 2001, pp. 194-196
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging
Journal title
ABDOMINAL IMAGING
ISSN journal
0942-8925 → ACNP
Volume
26
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
194 - 196
Database
ISI
SICI code
0942-8925(200103/04)26:2<194:CEOASC>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
Congenital hepatic artery-to-portal vein fistula, a rare type of arterioven ous malformation that may be intrahepatic or extrahepatic, is an uncommon c ause of severe infantile portal hypertension. Many researchers believe that acquired intrahepatic arterioportal fistulas are best treated by embolizat ion and that extrahepatic arterioportal fistulas require surgical intervent ion. The experience with congenital intrahepatic arterioportal fistulas is very limited and has required both embolization and surgical intervention. We report a case of solitary congenital arterioportal fistula successfully treated with coil embolization.