Portal hypertension due to hepatic artery-portal vein arteriovenous fistula--a case report

Jpn J Surg. 1975 Sep;5(3):145-52. doi: 10.1007/BF02469395.


A case of portal hypertension secondary to traumatic hepatoportal arteriovenous fistula with portal fibrosis was successfully treated by ligation of the afferent hepatic arteries which decreased significantly portal pressure and corrected the abnormal blood inflow to the portal vein via A-V fistula resulting in a recovery of the disturbed liver function. Collateral blood supply from the left hepatic artery into the right hepatic lobe was found to be quite satisfactory after the ligation of the hepatic artery. Hemodynamic data and clinical findings of the present case suggest that the mechanism responsible for the portal hypertension is the inflow block resulting from the interruption of portal venous flow by the inflow of arterial blood via A-V fistula and the subsequent increased blood pressure in portal vein radicals.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / complications*
  • Blood Flow Velocity
  • Hepatic Artery*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Portal / etiology*
  • Ligation
  • Male
  • Portal Vein*
  • Wounds and Injuries / complications