A partially thrombosed dissecting aneurism of the splenic artery extending from the coeliac origin of the artery

May 2014
Marmara Medical Journal;May2014, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p138
Academic Journal
Case Study
Splenic artery dissection is an extremely rare entity rarely diagnosed in living individuals. However, splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) are the most frequent vascular aneurysms of the abdominal viscera and they are asymptomatic, usually located in the middle or distal segment of the splenic artery. Splenic artery dissections are almost always diagnosed at postmortem usually in patients with previous unexplained upper abdominal symptoms. We report multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scans of a splenic artery aneurysm with a dissecting flap extending from the distal end of the coeliac artery to the proximal one third of the splenic artery with a partially thrombosed false lumen. When we searched the English language literature this is one of the few cases reported as having been diagnosed in a living patient.


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