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Titre du document / Document title

HEPATIC ARTERY ANEURYSM EROSION INTO THE STOMACH: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

PAPAFRAGKOU Sotirios ; HAIMOVICI Lioudmila ; GONZALEZ Edwin ; BARRETT Leonard ; CIRINCIONE Elizabeth ;

Résumé / Abstract

Background: Hepatic artery aneurysms are the second most common visceral aneurysms. The natural history of hepatic artery aneurysms typically results in enlargement, rupture, and life-threatening hemorrhage. Atherosclerosis, traditionally, has been the most common cause of hepatic artery aneurysm. Objective: A case of a hepatic artery aneurysm invading the stomach is presented to draw attention to the clinical presentation of this potentially catastrophic entity. Case Report: A 74-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with hematemesis. He was hemodynamically stable with a hemoglobin of 10.5. Abdominal CT imaging revealed a hepatic artery aneurysm that eroded into the stomach. The erosion was successfully repaired operatively and the aneurysm was embolized. Conclusion: The most common symptom is epigastric pain. The clinical and radiological findings of a hepatic artery aneurysm eroding into the stomach with subsequent upper and lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage, as highlighted in the case reported, have received little prior attention in the medical literature.

Revue / Journal Title

The Journal of emergency medicine    ISSN  0736-4679   CODEN JEMMDO 

Source / Source

2010, vol. 39, no1, pp. 32-34 [3 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1983) (Revue)

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

-hepatic aneurysm

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hematemesis

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hematochezia

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Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20201, 35400019167627.0070

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