Mycotic Aneurysm of the Celiac Trunk: From Early CT Sign to Rupture

@article{Serafino2004MycoticAO,
  title={Mycotic Aneurysm of the Celiac Trunk: From Early CT Sign to Rupture},
  author={Gianpiero Serafino and Dammis Vroegindeweij and Simone S. Boks and Erwin van der Harst},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={677-680}
}
We present a case of the rapid development and rupture of a mycotic celiac trunk aneurysm. Initially on multislice computed tomography (ms-CT) there was a normal celiac trunk with minimal haziness of the surrounding fat. Only 2 weeks later the patient went into hypovolemic shock due to a ruptured celiac aneurysm. Although aneurysms of the visceral arteries are rare, they are of major clinical importance as they carry a life-threatening risk of rupture. This case illustrates the use of ms-CT in… CONTINUE READING
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