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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 539340, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/539340
Case Report

Embolisation of Posttraumatic Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a Patient with Short Bowel Syndrome Preceding Bowel Transplantation

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinical Hospital Merkur, Zajceva 19, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Received 15 May 2011; Accepted 13 June 2011

Academic Editors: P. E. Andersen, G. C. Anselmetti, and A. Komemushi

Copyright © 2011 Vinko Vidjak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Penetrating abdominal trauma often causes bowel injuries which may lead to “short bowel syndrome” which is a potential indication for bowel transplantation. Posttraumatic pseudoaneurysms of abdominal arteries are often a result of penetrating abdominal trauma. We report a successful embolisation of posttraumatic superior mesenteric artery (SMA) branch pseudoaneurysm using microcoil, in a patient with short bowel syndrome who was successfully transplanted three months after embolisation.