Coeliac artery aneurysm

Coeliac artery aneurysms are a form of visceral artery aneurysm and account for around 4% of such cases (fourth most common visceral arterial aneurysm).

An association with non-visceral arterial aneurysms is considered frequent 2

While some patients may have symptoms, they are usually asymptomatic and are incidentally discovered.

The reported risk of rupture varies, but ranges around 10-20% 2 . Some studies report an operative mortality rate associated with a ruptured coeliac artery aneurysm at around 40% compared with only 5% for a non-ruptured aneurysm.

These aneurysms are thought to have been first described by the italian physician Giovanni Maria Lancisi (1654-1720), in a posthumously published book "De Motu Cordis et Aneurysmatibus" (1728) 7,8

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rID: 48769
System: Vascular
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Coeliac artery aneurysms
  • Celiac artery aneurysm
  • Celiac artery aneurysms
  • Coeliac arterial aneurysm
  • Celiac arterial aneurysms
  • Celiac arterial aneurysm
  • Coeliac arterial aneurysms

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