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Revista médica de Chile

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LARRAIN DE LA C, Demetrio; FAVA P, Mario  e  ESPINOZA G, Ricardo. Splenic artery aneurysm: Case report. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2005, vol.133, n.8, pp.943-946. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872005000800011.

Splenic artery aneurysms are rare and occur predominantly in women. Most of them are asymptomatic until rupture. We report a previously healthy 73 year-old woman who presented with non specific symptoms: dyspepsia and constipation. Laboratory tests were normal. Subsequent examinations (ultrasound and CT) showed a large aneurysm of the splenic artery without any sign of rupture. Endovascular treatment remained successfully performed using coil embolization. During a 12-months follow-up period, the patient was asymptomatic and no evidences of complications or splenic infarction were observed on CT scans

Palavras-chave : Aneurysm; Embolization, therapeutic; Splenic artery.

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