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Diagnosis of Aortocaval Fistula by Computed Tomography
Annals of Vascular Surgery
  • David Rosenthal
  • Colby P. Atkins
  • Hilde Jerius
  • Michael D. Clark
  • John H. Matsuura, Wright State University
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A case of an aortocaval fistula documented by contrast-enhancement computed tomography is reported. In the presence of a large abdominal aortic aneurysm, the computed tomography (CT) triad findings of: (1) vena caval effacement, (2) loss of the fat plane between the aorta and vena cava, and (3) rapid flow of contrast from the aorta into a dilated inferior vena cava is characteristic of an aortocaval fistula.
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David Rosenthal, Colby P. Atkins, Hilde Jerius, Michael D. Clark, et al.. "Diagnosis of Aortocaval Fistula by Computed Tomography" Annals of Vascular Surgery Vol. 12 Iss. 1 (1998) p. 86 - 87 ISSN: 0890-5096
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