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Aneurysm of the splenic artery which arises from the superior mesenteric artery: a case report.
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PMID:  20690517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysm of the splenic artery which arises from the superior mesenteric artery is a very rare condition with less than twenty cases described in the literature. Most of the time, it is asymptomatic and the diagnosis is fortuitous, but the patient can feel epigastric or left upper quadrant discomfort. One can palpate an abdominal mass or hear an abdominal systolic murmur. The most fatal presentation is the life-threatening rupture. We report the case of a 41-year-old woman presenting an aneurysm of the splenic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery treated surgically by simple aneurismal resection with neither arterial reconstruction nor splenectomy. The different treatment modalities are discussed, taking into account the presence of the vascular malformation.
L De Cloedt; Ch M Lavigne; F Lardinois; Y Periquet; R Verhelst
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  332-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculté de Médecine, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Aneurysm / radiography,  surgery*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Splenic Artery / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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