ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Giant celiac axis aneurysm
Serkan Burç Deşer, Semih Murat Yücel
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.14684

Aneurysms of the celiac axis account for 4% of all splanchnic aneurysms.[1,2] Patients are usually asymptomatic and the aneurysms are detected incidentally.

A 35-year-old male patient presented with epigastric pain and nausea for three months. He had no personal or family history of vascular disease. He denied any history of trauma or infection. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography angiogram revealed a 51¥30 mm saccular aneurysm arising from the celiac axis and a 31¥24 mm saccular aneurysm arising from the inferior vena cava. Unfortunately, he refused the intervention.

Figure 1: (a) Three dimentional view of celiac artery aneurysm. (b, c) Two dimentional view of the celiac artery aneurysm.
CAA: Celiac artery aneurysm; AA: Abdominal aorta; SMA: Superior mesenteric arter; IVC: Inferior vena cava; CHA: Common hepatic artery; SA: Splenic artery.

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