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Surgical Medicine Open Access Journal

Giant Hepatic Artery Aneurysm: The Evil Within

Submission: December 11, 2018;Published: December 19, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/SMOAJ.2018.02.000535

ISSN : 2578-0379
Volume2 Issue2


Hepatic artery aneurysm (HAA) is a rare presentation, with reported incidence ranging from 0.01 to 0.2% in the general population. It is the second most common form of visceral aneurysm, comprising approximately 20% of splanchnic aneurysms. Majority of cases are asymptomatic prior to rupture. Thus, ruptured hepatic artery aneurysms carries a high mortality rate. Therefore, aggressive management of HAA is recommended upon diagnosis. We presented a case of HAA pseudoaneurysm successfully managed with surgery.

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