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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


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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