Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 342-344

Ruptured ileocolic artery aneurysm: An unusual cause of hemoperitoneum

Department of Surgery, ArRayan Hospital, Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib Medical Group, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Zakaur R Siddiqui
Specialist General Surgeon, ArRayan Hospital, Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib Medical Group, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.101141

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Ruptured aneurysm of a branch of ileocolic artery is a rare finding and is an unusual cause of haemoperitoneum. Rapid diagnosis, and surgical or endovascular intervention are necessary to avoid devastating consequences and high mortality rates following an emergency operation after rupture. Resection is a good choice for surgical intervention for some aneurysms that are not suitable for endovascular repair. This report describes the case of a middle-aged man with a ruptured superior mesenteric artery branch aneurysm and his subsequent surgical management.

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