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August 1931

ANEURYSM OF THE SPLENIC ARTERY: REPORT OF A CASE AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Author Affiliations

CLEVELAND
From the Cleveland Clinic.

Arch Surg. 1931;23(2):182-190. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1931.01160080010002
Abstract

The occurrence of aneurysms of the abdominal vessels is considered unusual, but as the result of improvement in diagnostic technic, aneurysms have come to occupy an important position among the lesions of the abdomen of which there are no pathognomonic signs. Of this group, splenic aneurysms are perhaps the most uncommon, since Anderson and Gray,1 who recently published an admirable summary of the subject, were able to collect only 58 clinical cases. In but one of these was the lesion diagnosed preoperatively. Schroeder,2 who made a study of splenic aneurysms, collected statistics from the larger pathologic museums of Europe, and in his series of 32,768 autopsies, only 20 cases of splenic aneurysm are included. Of the clinical cases reported, operation was performed in 15. The diagnosis was made preoperatively only once, by Högler,3 from the following symptoms and signs: sudden attacks of pain in the upper left

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