Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 1
A Case of Splenic Artery Aneurysm Presenting With İntra-Abdominal Bleeding
Gülhan Ertan Akan1,Cengiz Erol1,Cenk Ersavaş2,Sıla Ulus3
1Medipol University School of Medicine, Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey
2Medipol University School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
3Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.110 Visceral artery aneurysms are rare pathologies. Splenic Artery Aneurysms (SAA) are the most common visceral artery aneurysms accounting for 60% to71% of them, with an incidence of 0.7% in the normal population, even though rates as high as 10% have been found on necropsy studies. This aneurysm has a risk of rupture resulting in death. It can be overlooked (missed) on the imaging modalities when it is thrombosed. Here, we present a case of splenic artery aneurysm, which could be diagnosed with repetitive computed tomography (CT) examinations because it was partially thrombosed and overlooked in the 1st CT. The aneurysm was treated with blind embolization in correlation with CT. Keywords : Splenic artery aneurysm, thrombosis, rupture, computed tomography