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March 1975

Control of Arteriovenous Fistula of Splenic Vessels by Fogarty Catheter

Author Affiliations

From the departments of radiology (Dr. Zelch) and surgery (Dr. Hermann), Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, Cleveland. Dr. Zelch is currently with the Department of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(3):329-331. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360090099020

A large arteriovenous fistula of the splenic vessels was identified by angiography. A splenic-artery-to-splenic-vein fistula developed shortly after a staging procedure for Hodgkin disease. A second surgical procedure failed to adequately control the arteriovenous communication. Intra-arterial obliteration of the fistula was accomplished by use of a Fogarty catheter.