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HPB SurgeryVolume 2010 2010, Article ID 430219, 5 pages

Case Report

Department of Gastroenterology, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, 34360 Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Gastroenterology, Bakırkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, 34147 Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Gastroenterology, Turkey High Specialty Hospital, 06420 Ankara, Turkey

Received 12 September 2010; Accepted 25 December 2010

Academic Editor: B. Rau

Copyright © 2010 Canan Alkim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aim. We aimed to identify and describe characteristic and diagnostic ultrasonographic features of arterioportal fistula cases. Patients. In this case series we describe 3 patients with arterioportal fistula. By depending on shared sonographic features of these patients we describe a “sonographic pattern” for the sonographic diagnosis of arterioportal fistula. Conclusion. In summary; both of the artery and vein related with fistula were wider than normal and seen as adjacent anechoic circles, there was an aneurismatic dilation on vein which has turbulent flow within it, the communication between the artery and aneurism can be seen sonographically, both of the vessels have arterial flow, filling of the vein was retrograde and other branches of the artery and vein unrelated with aneurism were all normal in dimension.

Author: Canan Alkim, Huseyin Alkim, Gonul Gurkaynak, and Gulay Temucin



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