Endovascular repair of traumatic superior mesenteric artery to splenic vein fistula

Haitham Al-Khayat, Hani H. Haider, Abdullah Al-Haddad, Hisham Al-Khayat, Enrique Ginzburg

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Traumatic mesenteric arterioportal fistulas (APF) are rare but serious and life-threatening. This article reports the case of a 24-year-old female who suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and subsequently developed a superior mesenteric artery (SMA) pseudoaneurysm and APF, which caused secondary right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. The patient underwent a successful endovascular stent-graft exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm/APF. The patient was asymptomatic 18 months post procedure and leading an active life with a normal arterial flow in the SMA confirmed by duplex ultrasonography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-563
Number of pages5
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Arterioportal fistula
  • Endovascular stent-graft
  • Pseudoaneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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