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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2013|