Splenic arteriovenous fistula: Successful treatment with an amplatz occlusion device

Mahsa Bidgoli Moghaddam, Manju Kalra, Haraldur Bjarnason, T. J. Vrtiska

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Abstract

Splenic artery and vein aneurysm with splenic arteriovenous fistula (SAVF) is a rare entity. We report the case of a 72-year-old woman who presented with signs and symptoms of portal hypertension after a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. The diagnosis of a 37-mm SAVF was confirmed by a computed tomographic angiogram. The arteriovenous fistula was successfully treated with placement of a 20-mm Amplatz occlusion device. Surgical ligation and percutaneous embolization have been reported to be equally successful in managing SAVF. We present a review of the literature and report on a novel approach to this rare and challenging diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556.e17-556.e20
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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