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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30

Rare case of arterioportal fistula in a Nigerian; Presentation and successful management with transcatheter arterial embolization

1 IRDOC interventional Radiology Consulting Limited, Euracare Multispecialty Hospital, Victoria Island, Nigeria
2 ReMay Consultancy and Medical Services, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
4 St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, Caribbean

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aderemi Oluyemi
ReMay Consultancy and Medical Services, No. 24 Omotayo Ojo Street, Ikeja, Lagos State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njgh.njgh_24_20

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Arterioportal fistula (APF) is a rare and potentially fatal cause of portal hypertension. In this case report, we present an unwonted case of a Nigerian with this disorder. As well, this article documents details of successful therapy for such a large APF with transcatheter arterial embolization which was carried out locally. This study is thus a first-of-its-kind for our African subregion. We hope that this article will help to highlight the role and significance interventional radiology services and expertise in an emerging health-care system as the one seen in West Africa – particularly as it relates to its benefits in the field of hepatology.

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