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Online ISSN 1827-1847
Falappa P., Ortenzi M. *, Boni S. *, Santini E. **
From the Institute of Radiology of Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata, Roma
* Institute of Radiology, Ospedale di Belcolle, Viterbo
** Institute of Vascular Surgery Ospedale di Acquapendente (Viterbo)
The authors discuss a case of percutaneous transcatheter embolisation and follow-up of a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm in a 63-year-old man following surgical treatment of peptic ulcer disease. The lesion was diagnosed with CT, colour Doppler US and angiography and was treated with percutaneous transcatheter embolisation using tungsten coils: clinical conditions improved and the size of the aneurysmatic sac reduced. Embolisation treatment with tungsten coils arrests bleeding and relieves symptoms. Tungsten coils are easily placed in position. Transcatheter embolisation of hepatic artery aneurysms using tungsten coils may be regarded as the method of choice owing to the high rate of success and low incidence of complications.
language: English, Italian