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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 383450, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/383450
Case Report

Giant Splenic Artery Aneurysm: Case Report

1Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, SKIMS, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
2Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hydrebad, India

Received 23 February 2011; Accepted 1 April 2011

Academic Editors: E. D. Dillavou and U. K. Jain

Copyright © 2011 Sadaf Ali 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

Splenic artery aneurysm is the third most common location of intra-abdominal aneurysms. Giant splenic artery aneurysm is rarely seen and is at a high risk of rupture. Location and size of the splenic artery aneurysm determine the likelihood of rupture. A case of giant splenic artery aneurysm in a 35-year-old woman is reported. She presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. She had splenomegaly and extrahepatic hepatic portal hypertension. Angiography confirmed a giant splenic artery aneurysm measuring 8 × 10 centimeters, located in middle and distal two-thirds of the splenic artery. Surgical treatment in the form of in toto excision of aneurysm with splenectomy and devascularization was performed.