We present a case of the rapid development and rupture of a mycotic celiac trunk aneurysm. Initially on multislice computed tomography (ms-CT) there was a normal celiac trunk with minimal haziness of the surrounding fat. Only 2 weeks later the patient went into hypovolemic shock due to a ruptured celiac aneurysm. Although aneurysms of the visceral arteries are rare, they are of major clinical importance as they carry a life-threatening risk of rupture. This case illustrates the use of ms-CT in detecting and evaluating visceral aneurysms, in order to prevent emergency operation.
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Serafino, G., Vroegindeweij, D., Boks, S. et al. Mycotic Aneurysm of the Celiac Trunk: From Early CT Sign to Rupture. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 28, 677–680 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-004-0011-y
- Aneurysm, mycotic
- Celiac trunk
- Computed tomography