Postoperative hepatic artery aneurysms development and remodeling in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV: Case report

Alfredo Musumeci, M. I. Minervini, D. Cintorino, S. Gruttadauria, L. Pipitone, M. Alzetta, A. Giovinetto

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Abstract

Patients affected by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type IV are at risk for aneurysm formation and rupture. This case report shows the extreme vascular fragility of these patients. We studied a 31-year-old man that developed hepatic artery aneurysms 3 weeks after splenectomy. Computed tomography angiography showed the extreme vascular remodeling of the aneurysms. We conclude that remote site complications should be kept in mind by all surgeons in vascular EDS patients even after general surgery operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Angiology
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Hepatic artery
  • Postoperative complicatlons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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