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Ruptured aneurysm of the visceral artery: report of two cases.
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PMID:  11495164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present herein two cases of a ruptured aneurysm of the visceral artery. The first case involved a 74-year-old man with abdominal pain who was admitted to our hospital with a tentative diagnosis of intra-abdominal bleeding of unknown origin. Computed tomography revealed a hematoma in the greater curvature of the stomach. At surgery, a hematoma along the right gastroepiploic artery was found and totally removed. Histological examination showed a pseudo-aneurysm of unknown etiology. The second case involved a 68-year-old man with progressive anemia who presented with spontaneous intra-abdominal bleeding. A ruptured aneurysm of the accessory middle colic artery was diagnosed by superior mesenteric angiography. The ruptured aneurysm was ligated and totally resected without a colectomy. Histological examination showed a pseudoaneurysm of unknown etiology. The postoperative courses were uneventful, and both patients were doing well at the time of writing.
S Matsuo; S Yamaguchi; S Miyamoto; T Ishii; N Tsuneoka; S Obata; T Hayashi; T Kanematsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-09     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  660-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Nagasaki Prefectural Shimabara Onsen Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / etiology
Aneurysm, False / pathology*
Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications,  radiography*,  surgery
Colon / blood supply*
Gastroepiploic Artery* / pathology
Hematoma / pathology
Mesenteric Artery, Superior / radiography

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