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Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Embolisation of a bleeding iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula after paracentesis
  1. Adam Saad1,
  2. Kelly Willman1,
  3. Timothy Maroney2
  1. 1
    Drexel University, Surgery, Broad and Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, USA
  2. 2
    Drexel University, Interventional Radiology, Broad and Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, USA
  1. adam.saad{at}


A 48-year-old Caucasian male developed an iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula involving a branch of the circumflex iliac artery and an abdominal wall vein after undergoing paracentesis 3 months prior to his presentation. He presented to our emergency room with a large abdominal wall haematoma. The fistula that caused the haematoma was embolised with no further complication.

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  • Competing interests: None.