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Superior mesenteric artery aneurysm: importance of sonography as the primary imaging technique for detection,

Domenii publicaţii > Ştiinţe medicale + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Badea R, Barsan M, Scridon T, Miclaus G, Pascu O, Molnar G, Procopet B.,

Editorial: Journal of ultrasound in medicine: official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine , 29(10), p.1503-1506., 2010.


Splanchnic aneurysms are uncommon conditions with an unpredictable and a potentially severe evolution.1,2 The incidence of splanchnic aneurysms is reported to be between 0.1%3 and 10%,4 and they may be rarely associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms.5 Given the high mortality rate (25%-75%), early diagnosis is mandatory.4,6 Therefore, the recommended management is prophylactic surgical treatment or interventional radiologic embolization shortly after diagnosis, especially if the aneurysmal diameter is larger than 2 cm.4,5 Imaging techniques are essential in the diagnostic process, and sonography is often the first step. We report the case of a superior mesenteric artery aneurysm in which imaging techniques had a decisive role in diagnosis.

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