CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 527–534

Transcatheter Coil Embolization of Splenic Artery Aneurysm

  • Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Shozo Hirota
  • Hiroaki Maeda
  • Sachiko Achiwa
  • Keisuke Arai
  • Kaoru Kobayashi
  • Norio Nakao
Clinical Investigation

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-007-9237-9

Cite this article as:
Yamamoto, S., Hirota, S., Maeda, H. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2008) 31: 527. doi:10.1007/s00270-007-9237-9

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical results and technical problems of transcatheter coil embolization for splenic artery aneurysm. Subjects were 16 patients (8 men, 8 women; age range, 40-80 years) who underwent transcatheter embolization for splenic artery aneurysm (14 true aneurysms, 2 false aneurysms) at one of our hospitals during the period January 1997 through July 2005. Two aneurysms (12.5%) were diagnosed at the time of rupture. Multiple splenic aneurysms were found in seven patients. Aneurysms were classified by site as proximal (or strictly ostial) (= 3), middle (= 3), or hilar (= 10). The indication for transcatheter arterial embolization was a false or true aneurysm 20 mm in diameter. Embolic materials were fibered coils and interlocking detachable coils. Embolization was performed by the isolation technique, the packing technique, or both. Technically, all aneurysms were devascularized without severe complications. Embolized aneurysms were 6–40 mm in diameter (mean, 25 mm). Overall, the primary technical success rate was 88% (14 of 16 patients). In the remaining 2 patients (12.5%), partial recanalization occurred, and re-embolization was performed. The secondary technical success rate was 100%. Seven (44%) of the 16 study patients suffered partial splenic infarction. Intrasplenic branching originating from the aneurysm was observed in five patients. We conclude that transcatheter coil embolization should be the initial treatment of choice for splenic artery aneurysm.

Keywords

Splenic artery aneurysm Coil embolization 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Shozo Hirota
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Maeda
    • 1
  • Sachiko Achiwa
    • 1
  • Keisuke Arai
    • 1
  • Kaoru Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Norio Nakao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHyogo College of MedicineNishinomiyaJapan

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