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Sonographic detection of an aneurysm of the gastroepiploic artery.
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PMID:  19827127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastroepiploic artery aneurysm (GEAA) is very rare.1 Furthermore, most GEAA cases are diagnosed after their rupture. We report a case of asymptomatic GEAA. The patient was a 61-year-old man. Sonography (US) revealed a 2-cm anechoic mass in the epigastrium near the anterior abdominal wall. Color Doppler US and contrast-enhanced US showed arterial flow within the mass leading to the diagnosisof visceral artery aneurysm. CT and angiography confirmed the diagnosis of right GEAA, and the aneurysm was treated successfully with embolization. Follow-up US 6 months later confirmed the absence of blood flow within the lesion.
Authors:
Ryusuke Kato; Hideaki Ishida; Tomoya Komatsuda; Hitoshi Yagisawa; Tooru Ishii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2010.
Affiliation:
Akira Red Cross Hospital-Gastroenterology, Akita 010-1495 Japan.
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