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Present management of hepatic artery aneurysms. Symptomatic left hepatic artery aneurysm; right hepatic artery aneurysm with erosion into the gallbladder and simultaneous colocholecystic fistula--a report of two unusual cases and the current state of etiology, diagnosis, histology and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1621445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A left hepatic artery aneurysm has an incidence of 0.8% among the splanchnic artery aneurysms. 20% of splanchnic artery aneurysms are hepatic artery aneurysms. Atherosclerosis (32%) is the most prevalent etiology, followed by trauma (22%) and inflammatory lesions (10%). The average age is 40 (10-83) years, the male to female ratio 2:1. In 64-80% of cases rupture of the aneurysm is the first clinical manifestation. The mortality is then about 35%. The case of a 64 years old female with a symptomatic aneurysm of the left hepatic artery and the case of a 70 years old female, who underwent emergency laparotomy for acute colorectal hemorrhage, with a right hepatic artery aneurysm, which perforated into the gallbladder, with simultaneous colocholecystic fistula is reported and the etiology, histology, and present diagnostic and therapeutic management of hepatic artery aneurysms is discussed.
D Psathakis; G Müller; M Noah; J Diebold; H P Bruch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0301-1526     ISO Abbreviation:  VASA     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-31     Completed Date:  1992-07-31     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317051     Medline TA:  Vasa     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  210-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Lübeck, FRG.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / pathology,  surgery*
Biliary Fistula / pathology,  surgery*
Colonic Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Gallbladder Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / pathology,  surgery*
Hepatic Artery / pathology,  surgery*
Intestinal Fistula / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / pathology
Rupture, Spontaneous

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