Splenic Artery Aneurysms (SAAs) are usually single and small lesions, and their size rarely exceed 3 cm. In a review of the literature from 1950 to date, only 18 aneurysms defined as “giant” were found in 15 reported papers. CASE REPORT: A case of an 87-year-old man, successfully treated for a 7 cm wide aneurysm of the splenic artery is repor- ted. Except for his age, the patient did not show any significant association with aneurysm-related diseases and was suc- cessfully submitted to en-bloc aneurysmectomy and splenectomy via open surgery.
|Autori:||ZAMPIERI F; GENTILE V; LIPPOLIS PV; ZOCCO G; CHIARUGI M; SECCIA M|
|Titolo:||Giant aneurysm of the splenic artery in an elderly man. Short report and review of the literature|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|