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Endovascular exclusion of aberrant splenic artery aneurysm with covered stent.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22159944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The splenic artery arising from the superior mesenteric artery is an uncommon anatomical variant. This aberrant origin may rarely be associated with an aneurysm. Previous cases have been managed with surgery and combined surgical/endovascular or endovascular techniques, with the latter involving occlusion of the aneurysm with coils. We report a case of aberrant splenic artery aneurysm that was excluded with a balloon-mounted covered stent, and discuss the technical issues encountered in using this approach. A follow-up computed tomography performed six months after the covered stent placement showed persistent exclusion with marked shrinkage of the aneurysm sac.
Authors:
M Taneja; S Pasupathy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e244-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Interventional Radiology Centre, Department of Radiology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. manish.taneja@sgh.com.sg.
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