Splenic Artery Aneurysm after Blunt Abdominal Trauma

Case report


Faisal Elagili, Abdulkariem Idris, Awad E Awad , Ahmad Farag, Ali M Ghazi.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Omar Almukhtar University Albeida, Libya

JMJ 2009,Vol.9, No.3: 223-224


With the exception of aneurysms of the aorta and iliac segments, splenic artery aneurysms are the most common form of aneurysm found in the abdomen. The pathogenesis of splenic artery aneurysms may be largely congenital, in women, and atherosclerotic, in men. Blunt trauma may be one of the less common causes of splenic artery aneurysms. Furthermore, to our knowledge, the development of a splenic artery aneurysm, after blunt trauma, is extremely rare. We report a case of a 60-year-old man with the development of a splenic artery aneurysm after a blunt abdominal trauma.

Keywords: Splenic Artery Aneurysm(SAA), Blunt Abdominal Trauma.

Link/DOI: http://www.jmj.org.ly/PDF/autumn2009/223.pdf