Huge splenic artery aneurysm after portocaval shunt

Tseng Nip Tam, Kwok Hung Lai, Yang Te Tsai, Shou Dong Lee, Chii Shyan Lay, Wai Wah Ng, Gin Ho Lo, Hwai Jeng Lin, Fa Yauh Lee, Tarng Jenn Yu, Yi Hong Chou, Jen Huey Chiang, Shyh Haw Tsay

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Abstract

A 64-year-old man with cirrhosis of the liver had a palpable, pulsatile palm-size mass over the upper abdomen. Splenic artery aneurysm was diagnosed by sonography, computed tomography scan, and celiac angiography. Operative findings showed a huge splenic artery aneurysm (20 × 30 × 20 cm) over the middle portion of the splenic artery. Such a huge splenic artery aneurysm may develop because changes in splenic circulatory dynamics after a portocaval shunt, resulting in compression of the splenic vein and congestive splenomegaly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-568
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume10
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Portocaval shunt
  • Splenic artery aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Tam, T. N., Lai, K. H., Tsai, Y. T., Lee, S. D., Lay, C. S., Ng, W. W., Lo, G. H., Lin, H. J., Lee, F. Y., Yu, T. J., Chou, Y. H., Chiang, J. H., & Tsay, S. H. (1988). Huge splenic artery aneurysm after portocaval shunt. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 10(5), 565-568.