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Giant splenic artery mycotic aneurysm presenting with massive hematemesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12962441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a 40-year-old man with rheumatic heart disease who presented with abdominal pain for three weeks and hematemesis for 24 hours. CT scan showed a large splenic artery aneurysm without evidence of pancreatitis. Mycotic aneurysm due to infective endocarditis was considered and confirmed by echocardiogram, which showed aortic and mitral valve regurgitation and vegetations. He was managed successfully with coil embolization of the aneurysm and antibiotics.
Authors:
R Jeyamani; N K Shyamkumar; Kumar Narayanan; H S Subhash; Biju George; George Kurian
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0254-8860     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-09     Completed Date:  2003-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409436     Medline TA:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632 004, Tamil Nadu. pati@cmcvellore.ac.in
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aneurysm, Infected / diagnosis*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography
Endocarditis / diagnosis
Hematemesis / diagnosis*
Humans
Male
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
Rheumatic Heart Disease / diagnosis
Splenic Artery / pathology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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