Splenic aneurysm with arteriovenous fistula. A case report.
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BACKGROUND/AIM: Fistulous communication between the splenic artery and the vein is rare. We present one such case. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 50 year old woman was admitted to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain and diarrhea, both unrelated to the meals. Physical examination, laboratory testing, computed tomography, and aortogram were performed. RESULTS: The patient was treated by surgical resection of splenic artery and vein, as well as with splenectomy. Pathological examination showed a 5x5 cm aneurysm of the splenic artery that was connected to the splenic vein through a fistulous tract.
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