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KESHAVARZ A, YOUNESI M, RAHBAR M. SPLENIC ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA: A RARE LESION CAUSING BLEEDING ESOPHAGEAL VARICES. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2000; 14 (3) :303-304
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-870-en.html

From the Department of Gastroenterology and Pathology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Islamic Republic of Iran
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We report a case of a 40 year old man with portal hypertension caused by a splenic arteriovenous fistula that was diagnosed at laparotomy. He presented with bleeding esophageal varices and was initially treated by sclerotherapy. At laparotomy, portal pressure was 40 cmH20 but fell to 20 cm H20 after the fistula was treated with splenectomy. All symptoms disappeared shortly after operation and the patient has remained well for the past two years.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Gastroenterology