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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 465143, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/465143
Case Report

Embolization of a Jejunal Artery Pseudoaneurysm via Collateral Vessels

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

Received 13 October 2015; Accepted 9 December 2015

Academic Editor: Christophoros Foroulis

Copyright © 2015 Romain Breguet 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

Visceral artery pseudoaneurysms are rare and only few cases have been reported. They are considered to be life threatening in case of rupture. Rapid treatment is mandatory and endovascular procedure is recommended as the treatment of choice. Occasionally, endovascular approach is difficult to achieve, owing to unusual vascular anatomy. Whenever it is the case, an alternative method has to be considered. We report the case of a jejunal artery pseudoaneurysm that required an access via collateral vessels to accomplish complete occlusion in a 34-year-old woman who presented with a sudden epigastric pain 14 days after a cephalic duodenopancreatectomy.