Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm as a cause of gastrointestinal system bleeding: A case report with a brief review of the literature


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ÜNALP Ö. V. , KARACA C. A. , SEZER T. Ö. , YENİAY L. , SOZBILEN M., Coker A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.23, no.6, pp.784-787, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4318/tjg.2012.0444
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.784-787

Abstract

A hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm is, by definition, a pulsatile hematoma due to a leakage of blood through a tear or disruption of the arterial wall, and the blood is contained only by the hepatic parenchyma or surrounding hematoma. It can be a very rare cause of gastrointestinal system bleeding. These pseudoaneurysms are usually very well managed by angiographic intervention. However, in some cases, surgery is inevitable. Herein, we present a 63-year-old female presenting with gastrointestinal system bleeding 45 days after surgery for cholangiocarcinoma. She was found to be bleeding from a pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery and underwent surgical intervention.