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J Korean Radiol Soc. 2004 Mar;50(3):175-178. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3348/jkrs.2004.50.3.175
Kim SH , Kim YW , Kim YJ .
Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Korea. yhkim68@intizen.com
Abstract

Arteriovenous malformation of the pancreas is a rare disease, and it is manifested by gastrointestinal bleeding and/or portal hypertension. Surgery is definitely the treatment of choice at the early stage of the disease, and a transcatheter embolization is an alternative treatment for the control of bleeding and if the lesion is surgically inaccessible. We describe a 62-year-old man who had refractory ascites and esophageal variceal bleeding caused by a pancreatic arteriovenous malformation associated with portal hypertension; this was successfully treated by a transjugular intrahepatic portosytemic shunt.

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