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Volume 5, Pages 20-23
Case Study

Ruptured Left Gastric Artery Aneurysm Successfully Treated by Thrombin Injection: Case Report and Literature Review

Department of Surgery, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK

Received 21 November 2004; Accepted 20 December 2004

Copyright © 2005 S. Chandran et al.


This short report describes the successful use of a new minimally invasive technique for the treatment of acute gastric artery aneurysm rupture. It emphasises the importance of persistence and multiple imaging modalities in the presence of gastrointestinal bleeding. The photographs and case history clearly illustrate the nonoperative management and highlight learning points for experienced surgeons and trainees alike in the management of this potentially fatal condition.