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Pseudoaneurysm of the portal vein as a rare source of gastrointestinal bleeding in pregnancy: a case report.

Javadrasshid R, Mozafarpour S, Sadrarami S, Jalili J, Sepehri B - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2012)

Bottom Line: A 28-year-old, 32 week pregnant primigravida woman with a past history of increased blood pressure presented with RUQ pain as well as sudden onset of hematemesis.This case illustrates the occurrence of a rare complication (rupture of portal vein pseudoaneurysm inside the biliary system), appearing as upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a pregnant woman.The cause of the rupture is presumably pregnancy-related.

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Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

ABSTRACT
A 28-year-old, 32 week pregnant primigravida woman with a past history of increased blood pressure presented with RUQ pain as well as sudden onset of hematemesis. This case illustrates the occurrence of a rare complication (rupture of portal vein pseudoaneurysm inside the biliary system), appearing as upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a pregnant woman. The cause of the rupture is presumably pregnancy-related. We would like to emphasize the presence of pseudoaneurysm of the portal vein as a rare source of gastrointestinal bleeding in pregnancy.

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CT-angiograghy revealed faint staining of pseudoanourysm in late arterial phase, without obvious connection with left hepatic artery branches.
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Figure 0002: CT-angiograghy revealed faint staining of pseudoanourysm in late arterial phase, without obvious connection with left hepatic artery branches.

Mentions: Therefore, an urgent abdominal CT scan (single slice unit, Siemens Somatom Balance) was performed, which demonstrated obviously enhanced cystic lesion anterior to left portal vein as well as dilation of extra and intrahepatic billiary duct; some relative hyperdense filling defects were detected within gallbladder and CBD. The patient with primary diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm was referred for CT-angiograghy. CT-angiograghy (64 slice unit, siemens somatom sensation) revealed faint staining of pseudoanourysm in late arterial phase, without obvious connection with left hepatic artery branches (Figure 2).


Pseudoaneurysm of the portal vein as a rare source of gastrointestinal bleeding in pregnancy: a case report.

Javadrasshid R, Mozafarpour S, Sadrarami S, Jalili J, Sepehri B - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2012)

CT-angiograghy revealed faint staining of pseudoanourysm in late arterial phase, without obvious connection with left hepatic artery branches.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0002: CT-angiograghy revealed faint staining of pseudoanourysm in late arterial phase, without obvious connection with left hepatic artery branches.
Mentions: Therefore, an urgent abdominal CT scan (single slice unit, Siemens Somatom Balance) was performed, which demonstrated obviously enhanced cystic lesion anterior to left portal vein as well as dilation of extra and intrahepatic billiary duct; some relative hyperdense filling defects were detected within gallbladder and CBD. The patient with primary diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm was referred for CT-angiograghy. CT-angiograghy (64 slice unit, siemens somatom sensation) revealed faint staining of pseudoanourysm in late arterial phase, without obvious connection with left hepatic artery branches (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: A 28-year-old, 32 week pregnant primigravida woman with a past history of increased blood pressure presented with RUQ pain as well as sudden onset of hematemesis.This case illustrates the occurrence of a rare complication (rupture of portal vein pseudoaneurysm inside the biliary system), appearing as upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a pregnant woman.The cause of the rupture is presumably pregnancy-related.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Imam Reza Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

ABSTRACT
A 28-year-old, 32 week pregnant primigravida woman with a past history of increased blood pressure presented with RUQ pain as well as sudden onset of hematemesis. This case illustrates the occurrence of a rare complication (rupture of portal vein pseudoaneurysm inside the biliary system), appearing as upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a pregnant woman. The cause of the rupture is presumably pregnancy-related. We would like to emphasize the presence of pseudoaneurysm of the portal vein as a rare source of gastrointestinal bleeding in pregnancy.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus