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Posttraumatic hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as gastrointestinal bleeding

  • LIANA CAMBJ–SAPUNAR1
  • TONKA PIPLOVIĆ–VUKOVIĆ2
  • MIROSLAV ŠIMUNIĆ2
  • ŽARKO ARDALIĆ2
  • ANTE TONKIĆ–VUKOVIĆ2
  • NIKOLA PERKOVIĆ2
  • MARINA MARAS–ŠIMUNIĆ1

1,Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology University Hospital Center

2,Department of Internal Medicine University Hospital Center

DOI: 10.22514/SV91.042014.11 Vol.9,Issue 1,April 2014 pp.57-59

Published: 30 April 2014

*Corresponding Author(s): LIANA CAMBJ–SAPUNAR E-mail: lianacambj@hotmail.com

Abstract

Posttraumatic hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare, but life threatening condition which should be considered in pati-ents with a history of blunt abdominal trauma who present with abdominal pain or gastrointestinal bleeding. We report a case of a patient with such a pseudoaneurysm discovered five months after a bicycle accident resulting in hepatic rupture that was treated conservatively. The patient presented with fatigue, dizziness, inability to tolerate major exertion and gastro-intestinal bleeding. After extensive diagnostic procedures, a right hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm was found. The condition was treated successfully with transcatheter coil embolization.

Keywords

blunt abdominal trauma, hepatic artery, pseudoaneurysm, embolization, gastrointestinal blee-ding, abdominal pain

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LIANA CAMBJ–SAPUNAR,TONKA PIPLOVIĆ–VUKOVIĆ,MIROSLAV ŠIMUNIĆ,ŽARKO ARDALIĆ,ANTE TONKIĆ–VUKOVIĆ,NIKOLA PERKOVIĆ,MARINA MARAS–ŠIMUNIĆ. Posttraumatic hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as gastrointestinal bleeding. Signa Vitae. 2014. 9(1);57-59.

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