Visceral artery aneurysm: An unusual cause of abdominal pain

Academic Article


  • Visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) are uncommon with an approximate incidence of 0.01%-0.2%. Gastroduodenal artery (GDA) aneurysm is a rare subtype of these uncommon visceral aneurysms that can be fatal if ruptured. We present a case of a 58-year-old Caucasian woman with a VAA and a large haematoma arising from an actively bleeding GDA. While patients with VAA may remain asymptomatic, with some of the aneurysms found incidentally during imaging, they may also present with abdominal pain, anaemia and possible multiorgan failure which may be fatal.
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  • BMJ Case Reports  Journal
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    Author List

  • Al Baghdadi M; Yedla P
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 12