Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 12

Splenic Artery Aneurysm. A Rare Entity Case Report

Md. Danny Fernando Silva Cevallos1*, Md. Mirella Barrera2, Md. Fernando Andrés Silva Michalón3, Md. Marcos Leonardo Matute Rivera4, Md. Ernesto Kang Moreira5 and Manuel Velimir Flores Delgado6

1Internist/Head of Emergencies and Hospitalization, Guayaquil Clinic, City Guayaquil, Ecuador

2Medical Service of Internal Medicine, Clinic Guayaquil/UESS, Ecuador

3Independent Medical Researcher/Universidad Catolica, Ecuador

4General Surgeon, Clínica Guayaquil/UESS, Ecuador

5Medical Internal Medicine Service, Clínica Guayaquil/UESS, Ecuador

6Medical Internal Medicine Service, Guayaquil Clinic/UESS, Ecuador

*Corresponding Author: Md. Danny Fernando Silva Cevallos, Internist/Head of Emergencies and Hospitalization, Guayaquil Clinic, City Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Received: October 29, 2021; Published: November 23, 2021


Splenic artery aneurysms are rare entities, their prevalence is estimated between 0.9 to 9.7%. They are asymptomatic, and with the help of imaging diagnosis, incidental findings have increased. Once diagnosed, treatment is proposed, which can be surgical, such as splenectomy and aneurysm resection when they have a diameter greater than 2cc, endovascular by embolization or placement of stent.

We present the case of a 36-year-old patient with a history of insulin-dependent type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, who reported sudden, burning, cramping abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant, accompanied by melena.

Keywords: Aneurysm; Splenic; Endovascular; Splenectomy


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Citation: Md. Danny Fernando Silva Cevallos., et al. “Splenic Artery Aneurysm. A Rare Entity Case Report". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.12 (2021): 21-25.


Copyright: © 2021 Md. Danny Fernando Silva Cevallos., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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