Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Case Report 2016

Endovascular stent graft treatment in a patient with splenic artery aneurysm

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From the Departments of Radiology Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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1From the Departments of Radiology Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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From the Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2005; 11: 119-121
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Abstract

Splenic artery aneurysms are rare but important vascular lesions that constitute approximately 60% of all visceral arterial aneurysms. Splenic artery is the third most common localization of intraabdominal aneurysm formation. Rupture is the main complication that occurs in 3%-10% of the cases. We describe a case with a proximal splenic artery aneurysm. To preserve splenic function and reduce the risk of aneurysmal rupture, we used stent-graft to embolize the aneurysm treated percutaneously. The follow up of patient was uneventful after embolization. Endovascular embolization of the splenic artery aneurysm may prevent the need for emergency surgery and also offer an effective alternative surgical treatment.

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