Late Development of Splenic Artery Aneurysm After Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: A Case Report

Alfonso Wolfango Avolio, Brunella Barbaro, Carmine Di Stasi, Salvatore Agnes, Brigida Eleonora Annicchiarico, Massimo Siciliano

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Abstract

Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is a rare complication after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Although SAAs are often incidental findings, in some cases they present with signs and symptoms of abdominal mass or intra-abdominal hemorrhage. The diagnosis requires Doppler ultrasound and confirmation with computed tomography, magnetic resonance, or angiography. Endovascular techniques are preferred to surgery for the treatment of most SAAs. A variable interval from 6 days to 11 years has been reported between OLT and the diagnosis of SAA, justifying a lifelong scheduled surveillance of abdominal vessels by ultrasound after OLT. Herein we have reported a case of SAA that developed 16 years after OLT. This pathological condition was totally asymptomatic. Only routine abdominal ultrasound allowed its detection and subsequent successful treatment. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1383-1385
Numero di pagine3
RivistaTransplantation Proceedings
Volume41
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Aneurysm
  • Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Splenic Artery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler

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