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Surgical treatment of a double splenic artery aneurysm.
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PMID:  20380278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenic artery aneurysms account for the majority of splanchnic artery aneurysms. These constitute a uncommon pathology, but with a mortality rate greater 70%. We report a case of a double symptomatic aneurysm of the splenic artery with a proximal and distal localization. The patient was a 65-year-old woman with chronic abdominal pain of the left hypochondrium, irradiating to the ipsilateral iliac fossa. In this case, the particular anatomical characteristics, which prevented a conservative endovascular treatment, were well suited to surgical treatment, performed successfully. In conclusion, in the case of a low-risk patient, in the presence of aneurysms with favourable anatomical characteristics one should prefer surgical rather than endovascular treatment, despite the widespread use of the latter.
Emanuele D'Errico; Roberto Gulino; Davide Mazza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chirurgia italiana     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0009-4773     ISO Abbreviation:  Chir Ital     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-12     Completed Date:  2010-04-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151753     Medline TA:  Chir Ital     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Digestive Surgery, CH Toulon-La Seyne, France.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Aneurysm / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Splenic Artery / pathology,  surgery*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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