A rare cause of hemoperitoneum: A case report of ruptured ileocolic artery aneurysm


Bayraktar A. , Gok K. , Yanar F. , Torun B. C. , Ertekin C.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.23, ss.351-353, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/tjtes.2016.08095
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.351-353

Özet

Visceral artery aneurysm (VAA) is very rare among vascular pathologies. Incidence reported in autopsy series and angiographic studies varies between 0.1% and 0.2%. Most cases are asymptomatic and are diagnosed as result of complications, or incidentally, when imaging is performed for another reason.Three percent ofVAAs are superior mesenteric artery (SMA) terminal branch aneurysms. Intra-and/or extraperitoneal bleeding due to ruptured aneurysm is life-threatening condition and requires emergent intervention. Therefore, surgical or endovascular interventional treatment must be performed rapidly after diagnosis. Presently described is case of ileocolic artery aneurysm in a patient admitted with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Endovascular intervention had been planned; however, during hospitalization, aneurysm ruptured and emergent surgery was performed. Review of the literature is also presented.