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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Ventura M. 1, Rivellini C. 1, Saracino G. 1, Mastromarino A. 1, Spartera C. 1, Zannetti S. 2
1 Department of Vascular Surgery Faculty of Medicine and Surgery University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
2 Vascular Surgery, Monteluce Hospital, Perugia, Italy
We report a case of iliac arteriovenous fistula (AVF) following disk sugery. A 51-year-old woman underwent hemilaminectomy for a slipped disk. Two weeks after surgery the patient experienced dyspnea and oedema of the lower limbs. Presence of a systolic murmur on the cardiac floor and on the abdomen was detected and abdomen CT scan which evidenced a AVF between the right common iliac artery and vein. The lesion, confirmed by angiography, was successfully treated with the endovascular technique. The endovascular technique appears to be a valid alternative to the traditional surgical treatment of postlaminectomy AVF.