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Hemorrhagic shock secondary to rupture of a right gastroepiploic artery aneurysm: Case report and brief review of splanchnic artery aneurysms
27 April 2011 (online)
A case of a 78-year-old woman who presented with hemorrhagic shock and abdominal pain, and who was subsequently found to have a ruptured aneurysm of the right gastroepiploic artery, is presented.She underwent open surgical resection of the aneurysm without any significant postoperative complication. A brief review of splanchnic artery aneurysms with regard to their incidence, presentation and approaches for repair is also presented.