Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Splenic Artery Aneurysms

  • Pasternak
  • Published 2016


Splenic Artery Aneurysm (SAA) remains rare pathology. Although rare, the SAA is the most common visceral artery aneurysm with 4:1 female-to-male predominance, commonly located in the distal third of the splenic artery (75% of cases). It remains asymptomatic in over 95% of patients. Patients with this type of aneurysm often present without symptoms and the SAAs are often found during investigation of other abdominal diseases. Multislice SC angiography can clearly and accurately display the location of the SAA. Because of the associated potentially fatal consequences, prompt management of SAA is essential. Open and endovascular management strategies can be applied.

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@inproceedings{Pasternak2016PathogenesisDA, title={Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Splenic Artery Aneurysms}, author={Pasternak}, year={2016} }