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Diagnosis of aortocaval fistula by computed tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9452004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
D Rosenthal; C P Atkins; H S Jerrius; M D Clark; J H Matsuura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-02     Completed Date:  1998-03-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Medical College of Georgia, Atlanta, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / radiography*
Arteriovenous Fistula / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Venae Cavae / radiography*

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