Hepatic artery aneurysm associated with acute gastroenteritis: Successful treatment after intraperitoneal rupture

Winston Tan, Thomas D. Schiano, Douglas Moss, Barry C. Herzlich

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Abstract

A 62-year-old multiparous woman was hospitalized because of nausea, vomiting, anorexia, loose stools, and abdominal discomfort for 3 days. During the hospitalization, she suddenly had hemorrhagic shock with electromechanical dissociation. Intraoperatively, she was found to have a ruptured hepatic artery aneurysm, which was successfully ligated. The patient fully recovered. We believe hepatic artery aneurysms should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms if unexplained anemia, jaundice, and especially hypotension occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-832
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume87
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994

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  • Medicine(all)

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