Hepatic Arterial Aneurysms

Aneurysm of arteria hepatica are rare. They tend to be bag-shaped and multiple. Causes include infection, arteriosclerosis, trauma, and vasculitis.

(See also Overview of vascular diseases of the liver.) Aneurysms of the artery hepatica are rare. They tend to be bag-shaped and multiple. Causes include infection, arteriosclerosis, trauma, and vasculitis. Left untreated, aneurysms may lead to death if they rupture in the bile duct (a hemobilia hervorrufend) into the peritoneum (a Hämatoperitoneum with peritonitis hervorrufend) or in adjacent hollow visceral organs. A hemobilia can jaundice cause upper gastrointestinal bleeding or pain in the right upper quadrant. It is suspected when typical symptoms occur or if imaging techniques show an aneurysm. Doppler ultrasonography, followed by contrast CT are necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment consists embolization or surgical ligation.

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