Catheter Embolization of an Hepatic Artery Aneurysm-A Case Report


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Abstract

Hepatic artery aneurysms (HAAs) are considered rare. The great improvement in the diagnosis of vascular diseases and the increasing incidence of atherosclerosis have resulted in a wider recognition of these pathologies. Differently from other splanchnic locations, HAAs have a high risk of rupture so that an aggressive treatment is required. Different therapeutic options are currently available: simple ligation of the artery, aneurysm excision with vascular reconstruction, and transcatheter embolization. We describe the usefulness of transcatheter arterial embolization of an 8 cm hepatic artery aneurysm incidentally found on an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan in an asymptomatic patient.

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