Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2018; 22 (10): 3147-3150

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201805_15074

Spontaneous non-traumatic splenic artery aneurysm rupture: a case report and review of the literature

D. Martin, H. Teixeira Farinha, N. Dattner, S. Rotman, N. Demartines, M.O. Sauvain

Department of Visceral Surgery, University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. demartines@chuv.ch


The current case report is about spontaneous non-traumatic rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) in a 53-year-old woman with no particular medical history. An emergent laparotomy with splenectomy was required, unfortunately without success as the patient died.

SAA is the most common visceral artery aneurysm. Most of SAA remain asymptomatic and are discovered incidentally on imaging. The overall risk of rupture increases with the size of SAA, especially when above 2 cm. Initial presentation of SAA has been associated with acute rupture and hemodynamic instability leading to substantial perioperative morbidity and mortality.

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D. Martin, H. Teixeira Farinha, N. Dattner, S. Rotman, N. Demartines, M.O. Sauvain
Spontaneous non-traumatic splenic artery aneurysm rupture: a case report and review of the literature

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2018
Vol. 22 - N. 10
Pages: 3147-3150
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201805_15074