Journal article

Ruptured left gastric artery aneurysm: unique presentation with hemothorax and hemomediastinum.

Michael KS Lee, John I Vrazas

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2006


Although splanchnic artery aneurysms are uncommon and remain mostly asymptomatic, they are associated with a high mortality rate when they rupture. We discuss the case of a 66-year-old woman who had successful embolization of a left gastric artery aneurysm after presenting with acute chest pain and the unusual computed tomography findings of hemothorax and hemomediastinum. To our knowledge, only one other similar case has been published in the literature.

University of Melbourne Researchers