Splenic Artery Aneurysm
M. Shimonov, M. Nobel, M. Kunichevski, E. Antebi
Depts. of Surgery A and Pathology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva
Splenic artery aneurysm is an uncommon form of vascular disease of unknown etiology. Its clinical importance is due to its high mortality, especially in pregnancy, when maternal mortality is 70% and fetal mortality 95%. Most cases of splenic artery aneurysm are asymptomatic and are diagnosed incidentally. We present a woman with incidentally diagnosed splenic artery aneurysm in whom the splenic artery and its aneurysm were resected.