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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 194079, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/194079
Case Report

Isolated Celiac and Splenic Artery Dissection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Radiology, Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut 1104 2020, Lebanon
2Department of Radiology, Saint Joseph University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut 90375, Lebanon
3Department of Hematology-Oncology, Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut 1104 2020, Lebanon
4Department of Vascular Surgery, Saint Joseph University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut 90375, Lebanon

Received 22 September 2015; Revised 13 December 2015; Accepted 15 December 2015

Academic Editor: Matthias Reinhard

Copyright © 2015 Tania Moussa 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

An isolated dissection of the celiac artery is an extremely rare condition that requires a high level of suspicion to evoke the diagnosis. Once established, the natural course is unpredictable in view of the discrepancies in its management requiring a case-by-case analysis. In this paper, we report an unusual case of spontaneous abdominal pain that was diagnosed with celiac and splenic artery rupture secondary to physical stress. This paper underlines the necessity to maintain a high level of suspicion for arterial dissections and we also review the management plan in such cases.