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Endovascular embolisation of Giant Ruptured Proximal Splenic Arterial Pseudoaneurysm Using Microcoils & Glue: Case Report

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Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) are third most common intra-abdominal aneurysm (after aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and iliac arteries). A splenic artery aneurysm larger than 3 cm is even rare. Splenic artery aneurysms are fatal vascular lesions if ruptured. The incidence of rupture is increased in larger aneurysms. Transcatheter arterial embolization is an alternative method of treatment in a patient with splenic arterial aneurysm which has relative lower morbidity and mortality than surgical procedures. Here, we report a case of giant ruptured proximal splenic artery pseudoaneurysm detected by contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) & referred to Interventional Radiology for Transcatheter arterial embolisation.

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J. Rathod, K. Taori, S. Dhomne, P. Pawar, D. Vaghasiya, A. Disawal, A. Guha, K. Naiknavare, R. Agale and P. Gour, "Endovascular embolisation of Giant Ruptured Proximal Splenic Arterial Pseudoaneurysm Using Microcoils & Glue: Case Report," Surgical Science, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 290-293. doi: 10.4236/ss.2011.25062.

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