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Splenic artery aneurysm in a cardiac transplant patient: a case report.
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PMID:  20690516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 61-year-old woman who underwent repair of a symptomatic 4-cm splenic artery aneurysm. This patient had received heart transplantation for hypertrophic congestive cardiomyopathy 5 years before this event. She was under immunosuppression therapy with cyclosporine, prednisone and azathioprine. The aneurysm was ligated both proximally and distally without removal of the spleen. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an isolated splenic artery aneurysm in the heart transplant population. We discuss the potential role of immunosuppressive agents and hormonal factors in the development of this extremely rare occurrence.
A Megalopoulos; K Vasiliadis; S Siminas; A Kotronis; S Chatzopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Surgical Department, General Regional Hospital "George Papanikolaou", Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / radiography,  surgery*
Heart Transplantation*
Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage,  adverse effects
Middle Aged
Splenic Artery / radiography,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents

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