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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 22, Issue 7, pp 1297–1298 | Cite as

Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm

  • Aires Martins
  • Álvaro Gonçalves
  • Paulo Passos
  • Marília Cardoso
  • Rui Torres
  • Teresa Almeida
  • Alberto Midões
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Abstract

Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is an extremely rare entity, although it is the most frequent location of visceral pseudoaneurysms. Trauma or previous pancreatitis (where the proteolytic pancreatic enzymes lead to the formation of pseudoaneurysm, as a result of enzymatic injury to the splenic artery wall) (Amico and Alves in Pancreatology 14: 144–145, 2014) is the most frequent causes. A high degree of suspicion is required for the accurate diagnosis. The authors present a case of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm in a middle-aged man who came to the emergency department with several days of abdominal pain.

Keywords

Splenic artery Pseudoaneurysm Total splenectomy 

Notes

Author Contributions

Aires Martins: Performed surgery, design of manuscript, research, manuscript revision, and approval

Álvaro Gonçalves: Analysis, revision, and approval

Paulo Passos: Analysis, revision, and approval

Marília Cardoso: Analysis, revision, and approval

Rui Torres: Performed surgery, revision, and approval

Teresa Almeida: Analysis, revision, and approval

Alberto Midões: Director of General Surgery department, revision and approval

References

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    Richard A. Schatz, MD, Stephen Schabel, MD, and Don C. Rockey MD. Idiopathic Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Rupture as an Uncommon Cause of Hemorrhagic Shock. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2015 Apr-Jun; 3(2): 2324709615577816.Google Scholar
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    Enio Campos Amico, José Roberto Alves. Rupture of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm. Pancreatology, Elsevier. 14 (2014) 144 e 145.Google Scholar

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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aires Martins
    • 1
    • 2
  • Álvaro Gonçalves
    • 2
  • Paulo Passos
    • 2
  • Marília Cardoso
    • 2
  • Rui Torres
    • 2
  • Teresa Almeida
    • 2
  • Alberto Midões
    • 2
  1. 1.CaminhaPortugal
  2. 2.Cirurgia Geral da Unidade Local de Saúde do Alto Minho – Hospital de Santa LuziaViana do CasteloPortugal

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