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Sánchez-Betancourt AA, Sibaja-Álvarez P
Recto-illiac arterio-venous fistula as the cause of recurrent rectal bleeding. Case report and brief anatomical review
Cir Gen 2017; 39 (2)

Language: Español
References: 25
Page: 110-114
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ABSTRACT

Copious rectal bleeding poses a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in the surgical wards. The main cause of lower GI bleeding is diverticular disease, but, this condition may be caused by a large number of pathological entities. With regards to rectal bleeding, the main cause of this condition is hemorrhoidal disease. We describe in this article, the case of a 31 year old male, whom after being subjected to an endoarterial embolization, was found to have an arteriovenous fistula communicating the pelvic branches of the interior iliac artery and the external rectal venous plexus. This procedure proved to be both diagnostic and therapeutic for this condition.


Key words: Rectal diseases, malformation, arteriovenous malformation.


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