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Title: Detachable Balloon Embolization of an Arterioportal Fistula Following Liver Biopsy in a Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Abstract

We report a case of an intrahepatic arterioportal fistula in a 61-year-old female liver transplant recipient. The patient presented with massive ascites 7 months after a percutaneous liver biopsy. A large fistula between the right hepatic artery and the right portal vein was diagnosed on color Doppler ultrasound and confirmed on arteriography. The fistula was successfully embolized with the detachable balloon technique and the ascites resolved. Symptomatic intrahepatic arterioportal fistula in a liver transplant recipient following percutaneous biopsy is rare. Clinical manifestations, surgical or endovascular therapy, and outcome are discussed. The literature on this subject is reviewed.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Ghent University Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology (Belgium)
  2. Ghent University Hospital, Department of Sonography (Belgium)
  3. Ghent University Hospital, Department of Interventional Radiology (Belgium), E-mail: Luc.Defreyne@ugent.be
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21091324
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-004-0193-3; Copyright (c) 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.; www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ARTERIES; ASCITES; BIOPSY; LIVER; PATIENTS; REVIEWS; SURGERY; THERAPY; TRANSPLANTS; VEINS

Citation Formats

Botelberge, Thomas, Vlierberghe, Hans van, Voet, Dirk, and Defreyne, Luc. Detachable Balloon Embolization of an Arterioportal Fistula Following Liver Biopsy in a Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report and Review of Literature. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-004-0193-3.
Botelberge, Thomas, Vlierberghe, Hans van, Voet, Dirk, & Defreyne, Luc. Detachable Balloon Embolization of an Arterioportal Fistula Following Liver Biopsy in a Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report and Review of Literature. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-004-0193-3.
Botelberge, Thomas, Vlierberghe, Hans van, Voet, Dirk, and Defreyne, Luc. Thu . "Detachable Balloon Embolization of an Arterioportal Fistula Following Liver Biopsy in a Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report and Review of Literature". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-004-0193-3.
@article{osti_21091324,
title = {Detachable Balloon Embolization of an Arterioportal Fistula Following Liver Biopsy in a Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report and Review of Literature},
author = {Botelberge, Thomas and Vlierberghe, Hans van and Voet, Dirk and Defreyne, Luc},
abstractNote = {We report a case of an intrahepatic arterioportal fistula in a 61-year-old female liver transplant recipient. The patient presented with massive ascites 7 months after a percutaneous liver biopsy. A large fistula between the right hepatic artery and the right portal vein was diagnosed on color Doppler ultrasound and confirmed on arteriography. The fistula was successfully embolized with the detachable balloon technique and the ascites resolved. Symptomatic intrahepatic arterioportal fistula in a liver transplant recipient following percutaneous biopsy is rare. Clinical manifestations, surgical or endovascular therapy, and outcome are discussed. The literature on this subject is reviewed.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-004-0193-3},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 6,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}