Successful Endovascular Treatment of a Giant Hepatic Artery Aneurysm with Dual Layer Stents Placement as Flow-Diverting Option: Case Report
BACKGROUND: Visceral artery aneurysms are rare conditions. The incidence of hepatic artery aneurysm (HAA) accounts for approximately 20% of all splanchnic aneurysms. HAA can become a life-threatening situation because there is a great risk of rupture when it grows more than 2 cm in diameter.
CASE PRESENTATION: In this article, we describe a case of a 54-year-old female patient with large hepatic artery aneurysm which was incidentally founded. From symptoms, she had abdominal discomfort slightly worsening after meals, frequent pain in mesogastrium and reported some unexplained weight loss in the last few months. The lesion was detected by CT examination of the abdomen and pelvis.
CONCLUSION: The aneurysm was successfully treated at our department with the endovascular approach, by covering the aneurysmal sac with two stents, one closed cell and one double-layer micromesh new generation stent as a flow diverting option.
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