Splenic artery aneurysm: a case report with review of literature

A Lakshmi, Shaik Begum, Bhavani Reddi, K Rao
2014 International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences  
Splenic Artery Aneurysm (SAA) is very rare in occurrence and they occur in approximately 1% of the population and are usually an incidental finding, but the necropsy studies have given rates as high as 10%. For its rarity in occurrence here we present a case of splenic artery aneurysm in a 40 year old alcoholic presenting with upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding. He was diagnosed as splenic artery aneurysm on CT scan and confirmed by laparotomy and pathological examination.
doi:10.5455/2320-6012.ijrms20140870 fatcat:yuzfqif3zbcnfj5t5vh3mk3lym