Celiac artery aneurysm

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding on abdominal CT.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen and pelvis

There is a fusiform dilatation of the celiac artery. 

Case Discussion

Aneurysms of the celiac artery are rare vascular lesions that represent only 3.6% to 4% of splanchnic artery aneurysms.

Because celiac artery aneurysms can be asymptomatic or, more frequently, produce only vague abdominal discomfort, some patients may not present until the occurrence of aneurysmal rupture. The aneurysm may rupture into the peritoneal cavity, retroperitoneum, or thorax 1.

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Case information

rID: 19121
Published: 7th Aug 2012
Last edited: 8th Sep 2015
System: Vascular
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