Splenic artery aneurysm: a case report with review of literature

A. Bhagya Lakshmi, Shaik Ayeesha Begum, Bhavani Rao Reddi, K. Janardhan Rao

Abstract


Splenic Artery Aneurysm (SAA) is very rare in occurrence and they occur in approximately 1% of the population and are usually an incidental finding,but the necropsy studies have given rates as high as 10%. For its rarity in occurrence  here we present a case of splenic artery aneurysm in a 40 year old alcoholic presenting with upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding. He was diagnosed as splenic artery aneurysm on CT scan and confirmed by laparotomy and pathological examination.


Keywords


Spleen, Artery, Aneurysm, Incidental

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