A case of a pregnant woman with a special splenic artery aneurysm

Yujia Xu, Zhoupeng Wu

Department of vascular surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan Province, China.
*Corresponding Authors: Zhoupeng Wu; E-mail: lzwzp19 @163.com

Visceral artery aneurysm, especially splenic artery aneurysm, is rare and is usually associated with pregnancy. When such aneurysms rupture, they can be fatal, and they often require emergency surgery. This case report includes a review of the literature and describes a effective multidisciplinary approach to managing this type of aneurysm. We describe the treatment of a ruptured splenic artery aneurysm and the careful coordination of obstetric, vascular surgery, and intensive care teams. The uniqueness of this case arose from the metal embolization coil that was found to have fallen off from a recently embolized ruptured splenic artery aneurysm. The management of this ruptured splenic artery aneurysm and iatrogenic foreign body insult required a combination of multiple specialties to provide life-saving treatment. Such cases should be managed by multidisciplinary teams if institutional resources allow for it.
Keywords: Spleen, Aneurysm, Pregnancy, Rupture

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