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Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3537083, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Clinical Case: Giant Splenic Artery Aneurysm and Its Successful Endovascular Treatment

1Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
2Giresun Ada Hospital, Giresun, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Alptekin Yasim

Received 25 January 2017; Accepted 13 June 2017; Published 13 July 2017

Academic Editor: Nikolaos Papanas

Copyright © 2017 Alptekin Yasim 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.


Objectives. The true giant splenic artery aneurysms are extremely rare and can be fatal. Although surgical approach has been the standard of care in the past, endovascular methods gained more importance in recent years. Background. We describe a case with true giant splenic artery aneurysm, treated with endovascular approach. Methods. A 68-year-old female patient with abdominal pain admitted to our clinic had true splenic artery aneurysm (14 × 10 × 9 cm). We decided on endovascular treatment using vascular plug and the treatment was performed successfully. Conclusions. Due to high mortality and morbidity in open surgery, endovascular treatment of giant splenic artery aneurysm is a better treatment option.