Endovascular treatment of hepatic artery aneurysm in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Case report

R. Casana, G. Nano, I. Dalainas, D. G. Tealdi

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Abstract

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare, variably inherited disorder affecting connective tissue. Patients with EDS often develop aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta as well as the visceral arteries. We report our experience with an elective endovascular exclusion of an hepatic artery aneurysm in a 26-year-old female patient with EDS type IV. A balloon-expandable 4×26 mm stent-graft was placed in the common hepatic artery, excluding the aneurysm. The follow-up at the 2, 6 and 18 months showed the patency of the common hepatic artery, the absence of endoleak and the right location of the stent-graft. In EDS patients, the endovascular treatment could be preferable to open surgery because of the minimum trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Angiology
Volume23
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Blood vessel prosthesis implantation
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Hepatic artery
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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