Splenic Artery Tortuosity Simulating a Splenic Artery Aneurysm

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Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are most commonly identified on x-ray film by the presence of concentric calcifications in the left-upper abdominal quadrant. Not all calcifications are SAAs. In patients with suspicious left-upper abdominal quadrant calcifications, definitive imaging is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of SAA. This unique case report shows a calcified tortuous splenic artery that simulates the characteristic concentric aneurysmal calcifications of SAA.

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