Superior mesenteric artery aneurysm
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Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) aneurysms are the third most common type of visceral artery aneurysm, accounting for ~5% of visceral artery aneurysms.
SMA aneurysms are most commonly detected incidentally on imaging for other indications, however, ~45% (range 38-50%) present post rupture 1,3.
Causes include 1,2:
- inflammation, e.g. vasculitis, pancreatitis
- collagen vascular disorder
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