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HPB Surgery
Volume 11 (1998), Issue 1, Pages 55-60
Case Report

Extraorganic Hepatic Artery Aneurysm: Failure of Transcatheter Embolization

1Division of Angio/Interventional (P.G.T., V.K.R., A.A.P.), Department of Surgery (V.N.P.), Department of Diagnostic Radiology (K.V.P.), St. Petersburg Research Institute of Roentgenology & Radiation Therapy, St. Petersburg, Russia
2Res Inst Roentgenol, ul Leningradskaja 70/4, Pesochny-2, St. Petersburg, 189646, Russia

Received 14 October 1996; Accepted 27 March 1997

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Hepatic artery aneurysm (HAA) was diagnosed in a 62-year-old man who was a poor candidate for surgery because of severe liver cirrhosis and diabetes mellitus. Two attempts to occlude the HAA by transcatheter embolization failed because of recanalization of the aneurysm. Moreover, aneurysmal dilatation of the superior mesenteric artery and the left renal artery developed and progressed. Both the literature and the present case show that an individual approach to treatment of extraorganic HAA should be chosen in dependantan location and anatomy of the lesion.