Visceral Artery Aneurysms

J. M. L. G. Gehlen*, P. A. M. Heeren, P. F. Verhagen, A. G. Peppelenbosch

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Visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) are a rare condition, in case of a rupture they have a high mortality rate up to 70%. Visceral artery aneurysms are seen more often these days with the more widespread use of computed tomography and angiography. There are various options for treating VAAs; open surgical repair, endovascular treatment, and laparoscopic surgery. We report 5 cases of visceral aneurysms, all treated differently-ligation, aneurysnnectomy (with splenectomy), emergency and elective coil embolization, and conservatively. We will further give a review of the literature on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-687
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


  • visceral
  • aneurysm
  • rupture


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