Hepatic in involvement in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia can lead to cirrhosis and occasionally to portal hypertension and variceal haemorrhage. The ultrasonographic, arteriographic and histological findings are described in a patient with this complication. Hepatic artery embolisation proved unsuccessful in arresting repeated haemorrhage which was eventually controlled by hepatic artery ligation. Porto-systemic venous shunting, an apparently logical approach to management, would probably have aggravated the problem.
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