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Nonsurgical treatment of splenic-artery aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  674628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenic-artery aneurysms are commonly found incidentally during abdominal angiography. Because approximately 10% of these aneurysms may rupture and lead to fatal hemorrhage, surgical treatment is indicated. A new, nonsurgical approach is described in which the splenic-artery aneurysm is packed with foreign matter introduced through a catheter to induce thrombosis. The procedure can be carried out under local anesthesia and is the preferred technique in high-risk patients. As more experience is gained with this procedure, it can be performed on an elective basis under local anesthesia and the patients can be spared the disadvantages of laparotomy.
P Probst; W R Castañeda-Zuñiga; A S Gomes; E G Yonehiro; J P Delaney; K Amplatz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-29     Completed Date:  1978-09-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  619-23     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / radiography,  therapy*
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Splenic Artery* / radiography

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