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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
- Portocaval shunt
- Splenic artery aneurysm
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