Splenic artery aneurysm: Case report

Demetrio De La Larraín C, Mario Fava P, Ricardo Espinoza G

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Abstract

Splenic artery aneurysms are rare and occur predominantly in women. Most of them are asymptomatic until rupture. We report a previously healthy 73 year-old woman who presented with non specific symptoms: dyspepsia and constipation. Laboratory tests were normal. Subsequent examinations (ultrasound and CT) showed a large aneurysm of the splenic artery without any sign of rupture. Endovascular treatment remained successfully performed using coil embolization. During a 12-months follow-up period, the patient was a symptomatic and no evidences of complications or splenic infarction were observed on CT scans.

Translated title of the contributionSplenic artery aneurysm: Case report
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)943-946
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Volume133
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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