Case Report

Computed tomographic diagnosis of aortocaval fistula

Navdeep Singh, Aneesh Mangalasseril Kuriakose, Regi AN George, Shirish Vaidya
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 22, No 1 | a1363 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v22i1.1363 | © 2018 Navdeep Singh, REGI GEORGE A.N, ANEESH M K, SHIRISH VAIDYA | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 May 2018 | Published: 12 September 2018

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Navdeep Singh, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, India
Aneesh Mangalasseril Kuriakose, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, India
Regi AN George, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, India
Shirish Vaidya, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, India


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Abstract

Aortocaval fistula is an abnormal vascular communication between an aortic aneurysm and the inferior vena cava. The condition is very rare and life threatening with high mortality. This article reports a case of aortocaval fistula in a 76-year-old male diagnosed using computed tomography. Computed tomography, being a non-invasive investigation, ensures early diagnosis and can help in prompt surgical or interventional radiological management which can be life-saving.

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aortocaval fistula; computed tomography; aortic aneurysm

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