Splenic artery aneurysms in pregnancy - A systematic review

Umar Sadat*, Osman Dar, Stewart Walsh, Kevin Varty

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Abstract

Visceral artery aneurysm is an uncommon pathology, with a potential for rupture. Splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) are most commonly (60%) associated with a high mortality rate of 25% in case of aneurysm rupture. This increases disproportionately to 75% among pregnant women with fetal mortality of 95%. Although this is a rare event, because of the associated catastrophic consequences, prompt management of splenic artery aneurysms (SAA) is of prime importance. This systematic review provides up-to-date information about the management of splenic artery aneurysms in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Endovascular repair
  • Pregnancy
  • Rupture
  • Splenic artery

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