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A case of a huge gastroepiploic arterial aneurysm.

Ikeda H, Takeo M, Mikami R, Yamamoto M - J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: The aneurysm was identified in the greater curve and was found to adhere firmly to the transverse colon.Among them, GEAA is especially rare.We report a rare case of a huge GEAA that was treated successfully by surgery.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Kobe City Hospital Organization, Kobe City Center, West Hospital, Hyogo, Japan yashima_hirokuni@msn.com.

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Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a huge arterial aneurysm in the right gastroepiploic artery.
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RJV100F2: Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a huge arterial aneurysm in the right gastroepiploic artery.

Mentions: An 85-year-old man complaining of vague abdominal discomfort was admitted to our hospital. He had a medical history of arterial hypertension. Upon admission, his general status was stable. A pulsatile 8 × 7-cm mass in the right upper abdomen was noticed on clinical examination. Abdominal arterial aneurysm was diagnosed, and imaging studies were performed. Abdominal ultrasonography showed that the mass was present on the border of the greater curvature of the stomach, and blood flow was observed inside it (Fig. 1a and b). The mass was not connected to the abdominal artery. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a huge arterial aneurysm in the right gastroepiploic artery, and the left gastroepiploic artery was meandering and expanding (Fig. 2a and b). There was no bleeding or ascites in abdominal cavity. Accordingly, an image diagnosis of GEAA was made. Because of the huge size of the aneurysm and the predicted high risk of perforation, surgical intervention was planned.Figure 1:


A case of a huge gastroepiploic arterial aneurysm.

Ikeda H, Takeo M, Mikami R, Yamamoto M - J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a huge arterial aneurysm in the right gastroepiploic artery.
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RJV100F2: Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a huge arterial aneurysm in the right gastroepiploic artery.
Mentions: An 85-year-old man complaining of vague abdominal discomfort was admitted to our hospital. He had a medical history of arterial hypertension. Upon admission, his general status was stable. A pulsatile 8 × 7-cm mass in the right upper abdomen was noticed on clinical examination. Abdominal arterial aneurysm was diagnosed, and imaging studies were performed. Abdominal ultrasonography showed that the mass was present on the border of the greater curvature of the stomach, and blood flow was observed inside it (Fig. 1a and b). The mass was not connected to the abdominal artery. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a huge arterial aneurysm in the right gastroepiploic artery, and the left gastroepiploic artery was meandering and expanding (Fig. 2a and b). There was no bleeding or ascites in abdominal cavity. Accordingly, an image diagnosis of GEAA was made. Because of the huge size of the aneurysm and the predicted high risk of perforation, surgical intervention was planned.Figure 1:

Bottom Line: The aneurysm was identified in the greater curve and was found to adhere firmly to the transverse colon.Among them, GEAA is especially rare.We report a rare case of a huge GEAA that was treated successfully by surgery.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Kobe City Hospital Organization, Kobe City Center, West Hospital, Hyogo, Japan yashima_hirokuni@msn.com.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus