A case of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm rupture in a bulimic patient with gastric ulcer

  • Lucio Brugioni | luciob2362@gmail.com Internal Medicine and Critical Area Unit Critica Unit, Policlinico Modena, Italy.
  • Jolanda Petri Emergency Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Silvia Speranza Cirino Emergency Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Lucia Amidei Emergency Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Serena Scarabottini Emergency Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Francesca de Niederhausern Internal Medicine and Critical Area Unit Critica Unit, Policlinico Modena, Italy.
  • Daniela Vivoli Internal Medicine and Critical Area Unit Critica Unit, Policlinico Modena, Italy.
  • Massimo Girardis Intensive Care Unit, Policlinico Modena, Italy.

Abstract

Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rarely described condition and it is even more rarely considered as a complication of peptic disease. The most common etiologies are pancreatitis, both chronic and acute, and trauma. Diagnosis can be challenging, including ultrasonography, computed tomography scan and angiography, the latter being useful also for therapy (embolization). Given her history of bulimia nervosa and the stress related to hospitalization, our patient was particularly predisposed to peptic ulcer.

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2020-06-17
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Keywords:
Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm, peptic ulcer, bulimic disorder.
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Brugioni, L., Petri, J., Cirino, S. S., Amidei, L., Scarabottini, S., de Niederhausern, F., Vivoli, D., & Girardis, M. (2020). A case of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm rupture in a bulimic patient with gastric ulcer. Italian Journal of Medicine, 14(2), 100-101. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2020.1244

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