Aneurysms of the splenic artery are rare lesions, the incidence being 0.038% in collected autopsy series.1 Hill and Inglis8 found that 245 cases had been reported by Jan. 1, 1955. Since their publication, 22 additional proved cases have been reported in the world literature.2-7,9,11-13,15-18 In a collective review by Owens and Coffey,10 published in October, 1953, the average age incidence was found to be 48 years, and there were twice as many women as men with aneurysms of the splenic artery. The occurrence in pregnant women, particularly in the last trimester of pregnancy, has been noted frequently. The following case report of a patient with five saccular aneurysms of the splenic artery which were successfully resected is reported.
Report of a Case
A 58-year-old white woman was admitted to the St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital on June 24, 1956, with a chief complaint of pain in the
SHANDS WC, JOHNSTON JH. Aneurysm of the Splenic Artery. AMA Arch Surg. 1958;77(6):970–973. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1958.01290050140026
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