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Int J Surg. 2007 Oct;5(5):351-2. Epub 2007 May 8.

Splenic artery aneurysm--a rare cause for extrahepatic portal venous obstruction: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Command Hospital (SC), Pune 411 040, Maharashtra, India.


Splenic artery aneurysm is a rare yet very important clinical entity because of its potential for rupture with fatal consequences. Most of the splenic artery aneurysms are found in the middle and distal third of the splenic artery and are usually small (< or = 2 cm) at the time of diagnosis. We describe a rare case of large (5x4 cm) juxta-ostial splenic artery aneurysm causing compression of the splenoportal confluence and adjoining proximal portal vein in a 40-year-old woman.

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