Intrahepatic arteriovenous shunt

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Intrahepatic arteriovenous shunts, also referred to as intrahepatic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) or hepatic arteriosystemic venous shunts, represent a spectrum of abnormal communications between the hepatic arterial system and the hepatic veins

Please note that arterioportal shunts, which are the communication between the hepatic artery and portal vein, are discussed separately as a distinct condition.

Pathology

Etiology

Arteriovenous shunts are seen in:

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