Diagnosis and management of ileocolic pseudoaneurysms.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Ileocolic pseudoaneurysmal disease is a rare splanchnic aneurysm that affects 3 out of 100 000 patients, and only 7 cases have been described in the past 40 years in patients without preexisting connective tissue disorders. Abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom and nearly 30% of patients present with hemorrhage. Ileocolic pseudoaneurysms are diagnosed by contrasted computed tomography scans and verified by arteriography. We present a case report and review of the literature in which a patient was initially managed by coil embolization, followed by laparotomy and suture ligation due to pseudoaneurysm rupture.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Desai, SS; Dua, A; Shortell, CK; Thacker, JK

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 145

PubMed ID

  • 23334533

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-5768

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1531003512472240


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States