What causes a celiac artery aneurysm?

Etiology of celiac artery aneurysm includes infectious diseases, atherosclerosis, trauma, or congenital conditions. Atherosclerotic degeneration is the most common cause. Other causes of celiac artery aneurysm include medial necrosis, inflammation, trauma, and median arcuate ligament syndrome.

What causes a splenic artery aneurysm to rupture?

Splenic Artery Aneurysm Risk factors for rupture include portal hypertension and pregnancy. Maternal mortality for ruptured splenic artery aneurysm is 75%, and fetal mortality is up to 95%.

What is splenic embolization?

Two widely used embolization approaches are proximal and distal splenic artery embolization. Proximal splenic artery embolization decreases the perfusion pressure in the spleen but allows for viability of the spleen to be maintained via collateral pathways. Distal embolization can be used in cases of focal injury.

What is splenic artery aneurysm?

Splenic artery aneurysm is defined as a condition where there is a focal dilation in the diameter of the splenic artery that is 50% greater than the normal vessel diameter. This is the most common visceral artery aneurysm reported making up about 60% to 70% of patients diagnosed with visceral artery aneurysms.

When should a celiac artery aneurysm be repaired?

Conclusions Celiac arterial aneurysms are rare, but rupture occurs, and elective repair should be considered in good-risk patients with aneurysms of greater than 2 cm.

How serious is an aneurysm in your spleen?

Splenic artery aneurysm is a rare condition, however, potentially fatal. The importance of splenic artery aneurysm lies in the risk for rupture and life threatening hemorrhage.

How long does MALS surgery take?

The procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes, and you can go home the same day. Your abdomen may feel warm, and you may begin to feel less abdominal pain. You’ll usually need a series of injections (between two and 10) to continue the pain relief.