J Korean Soc Radiol.  2011 Apr;64(4):329-332. 10.3348/jksr.2011.64.4.329.

Transcatheter Arterial Embolization of Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysm in Acalculous Cholecystitis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Daegu Catholic University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Radiology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University College of Medicine, Korea. yhkim68@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

A pseudoaneurysm of the cystic artery is a rare complication of cholecystitis, and is manifested by hemobilia or hematemesis. An early diagnosis is required for the successful treatment by cholecystectomy and ligation of the cystic artery. Herein, we report a case of a pseudoaneurysm of the cystic artery diagnosed by color Doppler ultrasonography and CT, and successfully treated by transcatheter arterial embolization with N-butyl cyanoacrylate in a high-risk surgical patient.


MeSH Terms

Aneurysm, False
Arteries
Cholecystectomy
Cholecystitis
Cyanoacrylates
Early Diagnosis
Hematemesis
Hemobilia
Humans
Ligation
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Cyanoacrylates
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