Acute Progression of Multiple Visceral Artery Aneurysms.
Sanford School of Medicine Affiliation
Transplantation and Surgery
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Aneurysm, Angiography, Disease Progression, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Viscera
A 62-year-old male with multiple medical problems including a long-standing history of muscular dystrophy presented with recurrent abdominal and back pain of 2-month duration. Two consecutive mesenteric arteriograms were performed 3 weeks apart as part of the work-up and treatment. The latest study revealed a significant progression in the size and number of visceral artery aneurysms. No association between the patient's muscular dystrophy and rapid development of these aneurysms has been previously reported. The patient's overall health and vascular anatomy prohibited any therapeutic intervention. This case represents the highest number of visceral artery aneurysms (13 in total) reported in a single patient.
MeSH Headings (Medical Subject Headings)
Aneurysm; Angiography; Disease Progression; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Viscera
Sakpal, Sujit Vijay; McCarthy, Cornelius S.; Addis, Michael D.; and Chamberlain, Ronald S., "Acute Progression of Multiple Visceral Artery Aneurysms." (2009). Department of Surgery. 21.