Embolotherapy of an arterioportal fistula

Qi Chen, Carl Tack, Morcos Morcos, Mary Ann Ruggiero, Peter Schlossberg, Joshua Fogel, Li Jun Weng, Jeffrey Farkas

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We present a complex case of a splanchnic arterioportal vein fistula in a patient who presented with weight loss, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and pancreatitis. We report successful use of the Guglielmi Detachable Coil (GDC) and N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue for the therapeutic embolization of the fistula between the superior mesenteric artery, the common hepatic artery, and the portal vein. On the day following the procedure, the patient reported total remission of the abdominal pain and diarrhea. These results were maintained at 3 months follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1051
Number of pages5
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesives
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Embolization
  • Portal hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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