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Int Angiol. 2004 Sep;23(3):291-5.

Endovascular treatment of hepatic artery aneurysm in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Case report.

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1st Unit of Vascular Surgery, San Donato Polyclinic Institute, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.


Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare, variably inherited disorder affecting connective tissue. Patients with EDS often develop aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta as well as the visceral arteries. We report our experience with an elective endovascular exclusion of an hepatic artery aneurysm in a 26-year-old female patient with EDS type IV. A balloon-expandable 4x26 mm stent-graft was placed in the common hepatic artery, excluding the aneurysm. The follow-up at the 2, 6 and 18 months showed the patency of the common hepatic artery, the absence of endo-leak and the right location of the stent-graft. In EDS patients, the endovascular treatment could be preferable to open surgery because of the minimum trauma.

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