INTRODUCTION: Although the diagnosis of visceral pseudoaneurysm is unusual, it requires emergent attention due to the risk of rupture. We describe a 70-year old man with a gastroduodenal artery (GDA) pseudoaneurysm manifest as recurrent hæmorrhage.
AREAS COVERED: We highlight the possible ætiologies, clinical presentations, diagnostic tools and treatment options for this condition. In this instance, the patient was successfully treated by selective angio-embolization.
EXPERT COMMENTARY: A visceral pseudoaneurysm should be considered in patients with abdominal pain and GI hæmorrhage. At present, angio-embolization is first-line therapy.
Recommended CitationBinetti, M.; Lauro, A.; Golfieri, R.; Vaccari, S; D'Andrea, V; Marino, I. R.; Cervellera, M.; Renzulli, M.; and Tonini, V., "False in Name Only-Gastroduodenal Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a Recurrently Bleeding Patient: Case Report and Literature Review." (2019). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 175.
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