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, cilt.23, ss.784-787, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4318/tjg.2012.0444
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.784-787

Özet

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.