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Aneurysm of the splenic vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15285546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysms of the portal venous system are increasingly reported in the past five years. Congenital weakness of the venous wall, trauma, pancreatitis and portal hypertension are possible etiologies. Surgical intervention is indicated in case of symptomatic aneurysms with or without progressive expansion of the aneurysm diameter. The treatment of asymptomatic splenic vein aneurysms remains debated. We report the case of an asymptomatic and uncomplicated splenic vein aneurysm for which a conservative approach was advocated with regular follow-up by means of Doppler ultrasonography. After six years of follow-up the aneurysm diameter has not changed and no complications were observed.
M Heeren; B Op de Beeck; P Van den Brande
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-02     Completed Date:  2005-03-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  322-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Vascular Surgery, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm* / diagnosis,  therapy
Splenic Vein*

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