Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Jan 16, 2021; 9(2): 403-409
Published online Jan 16, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i2.403
Coil embolization of arterioportal fistula complicated by gastrointestinal bleeding after Caesarian section: A case report
Suren Agho Stepanyan, Tigran Poghosyan, Karen Manukyan, Gagik Hakobyan, Hayk Hovhannisyan, Hayk Safaryan, Elena Baghdasaryan, Manik Gemilyan
Suren Agho Stepanyan, Hayk Safaryan, Department of Surgery No. 1, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan 0025, Armenia
Tigran Poghosyan, Department of Vascular Surgery, National Center of Oncology, Yerevan 0052, Armenia
Karen Manukyan, Department of Endoscopy, Mikaelyan University Hospital, Yerevan 0052, Armenia
Gagik Hakobyan, Manik Gemilyan, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan 0025, Armenia
Hayk Hovhannisyan, Department of Surgery, Masis Medical Center, Masis 0801, Armenia
Hayk Safaryan, Department of Surgery, Mikaelyan Institute of Surgery, Yerevan 0052, Armenia
Elena Baghdasaryan, Department of Radiology, Armenia Medical Center, Yerevan 0078, Armenia
Author contributions: Stepanyan SA supervised the surgical care of patient, designed and drafted manuscript, edited text and figures, and organized manuscript language proofreading; Poghosyan T performed coil embolization and wrote manuscript text; Manukyan K performed endoscopic variceal band ligation and wrote manuscript text; Hakobyan G performed Gastroenterology consultation and wrote manuscript text; Hovhannisyan H performed abdominal drainage and wrote manuscript text; Safaryan H was attending surgeon of the patient and wrote manuscript text; Baghdasaryan E performed and interpreted CT imaging and wrote manuscript text; Gemilyan M performed Gastroenterology consultation and follow-up, wrote and edited manuscript text, organized references, formatted manuscript according to journal standards, and submitted manuscript; all authors have reviewed and agreed on the final version of manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Manik Gemilyan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yerevan State Medical University, 2 Koryun st, Yerevan 0025, Armenia.
Received: July 9, 2020
Peer-review started: July 9, 2020
First decision: October 27, 2020
Revised: November 26, 2020
Accepted: December 10, 2020
Article in press: December 10, 2020
Published online: January 16, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Our study describes an unusual case of possible congenital intrahepatic arterioportal fistula that manifested during a second pregnancy and was complicated by portal hypertension. Coil embolization of the fistula provides a less invasive and effective therapeutic option in this case. Only 35 cases of congenital intrahepatic arterioportal fistula were reported until 2015, and no case in the peripartum setting was described.