Hepatoportal fistula in an 83-year-old male, presenting with hematemesis 52 years after blunt trauma

Gideon A. Blecher, Robert Bohmer

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Hepatoportal arteriovenous fistulae are a rare cause of portal hypertension, which can have significant clinical manifestations. They have multiple etiologies, one of which includes hepatic trauma. We present a case of hepatoportal fistula presenting with bleeding esophageal varices in an 83-year-old man. The exact cause of fistula in this case is not entirely clear; however, hepatic trauma was noted in the patients' history, some 52 years before presentation. We also present a literature review on this rare and interesting phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e84-e86
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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