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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 559-562
Spontaneous resolving of the aneurysm of ileocolic artery, branch of superior mesenteric artery ----Imaging findings

Department of Radiology and Gastro surgery G.B.Pant hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi-2, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.32268

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A rare case of ileo-colic aneurysm- branch of superior mesenteric artery is presented. Injuries to branches of superior mesenteric artery are unusual and often difficult to diagnose, yet require prompt recognition and treatment to prevent exsanguinating hemorrhage or bowel ischemia(1).The present patient was a known case of RHD with severe AS and moderate AR and was operated in 2001.Patient has a history of trauma in right iliac fossa and was diagnosed as aneurysm on color Doppler, confirmed on CT angio, MR angiography and conventional; angiography. Since Patient was asymptomatic when came to radiology deptt, intervention was deferred for a week. After a week when color Doppler was performed it showed on resolved hematoma and no aneurysm. This is a unique case of ileocolic aneurysm resolving on its own .only few cases of ileocolic artery aneurysm have been reported in literature; either they are treated with laprotomy or by interventional procedure.

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