Hepatoportal Fistula in an 83-Year-Old Male, Presenting With Hematemesis 52 Years After Blunt Trauma


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Abstract

Hepatoportal arteriovenous fistulae are a rare cause of portal hypertension, which can have significant clinical manifestations. They have multiple etiologies, one of which includes hepatic trauma. We present a case of hepatoportal fistula presenting with bleeding esophageal varices in an 83-year-old man. The exact cause of fistula in this case is not entirely clear; however, hepatic trauma was noted in the patients’ history, some 52 years before presentation. We also present a literature review on this rare and interesting phenomenon.

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