Korean J Med.  2009 Jul;77(1):95-98.

A spontaneous pseudoaneurysm of the common hepatic artery

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. jinlee@medimail.co.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Hepatic pseudoaneurysms were once relatively uncommon and often associated with hepatic trauma. Currently, the main etiology of pseudoaneurysms is iatrogenic injuries with the increased use of percutaneous procedures and laparoscopic surgery. However, a spontaneous hepatic pseudoaneurysm is very rare. The clinical manifestations can include pain, swelling, thrombosis, bleeding, and rupture. Early detection is critical for the proper treatment, because ruptured pseudoaneurysms have high morbidity and mortality. We present a case of spontaneous pseudoaneurysm in the common hepatic artery that was treated successfully with transarterial coil embolization.

Keyword

Spontaneous pseudoaneurysm; Common hepatic artery; Embolization

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm, False
Hemorrhage
Hepatic Artery
Laparoscopy
Rupture
Thrombosis
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