Successful coil embolization of an unusual aorto-superior mesenteric vein fistula

Hiong Ping Hii, Zen Hong Wu, Ming Long Yeh, Chien Chang Chen

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The aortovenous fistulas are rare, most of them are aortocaval fistula. The non-caval communication of the fistula is sparse. Herein we report a 47-year-old female diagnosed as traumatic aorto-superior mesenteric vein (Ao-SMV) fistula. The abdominal pain, fullness, and frank bruit on abdominal auscultation suggested the diagnosis of an intra-abdominal arteriovenous fistula. The diagnosis of Ao-SMV was further confirmed by the computed tomography (CT) and aortography. The fistula was successfully treated with transcatheter coil embolization. This is the first case of Ao-SMV fistula. It provides an alternative option of treatment other than conventional surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1310-1312
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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