ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A giant splenic artery aneurysm: a case report
İhsan Sami Uyar, Faik Fevzi Okur, Beşir Akpınar, Feyzi Abacılar, Volkan Yurtman, Veysel Şahin, Mehmet Ateş
Şifa Üniversitesi Hastanesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6286
Splenic artery aneurysms are uncommon clinical entities which usually follow an asymptomatic course having the risk for rupture and fatal hemorrhage. In this article, we present a 63-year-old male case with an abdominal pulsatile mass. As revealed by computed tomography (CT), a 23-cm diameter splenic artery aneurysm was strictly adherent to pancreas. The aneurysmal sac was excised through open surgical method and end-to-end anastomosis was performed on the splenic artery without any need to perform splenectomy.
Keywords : Huge aneurysm; splenic artery; surgical method
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