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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 288-9

Spontaneous rupture of a left gastroepiploic artery aneurysm.

Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing BN11 2DH, UK.

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A Rohatgi
Worthing Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing BN11 2DH, UK.

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Gastroepiploic aneurysms are extremely rare. They occur mainly in elderly men and in 90% of cases are ruptured at presentation. Visceral aneurysms though rare should be borne in mind in cases of unexplained haemorrhagic shock. We present a case of a 79-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain, hypotension and anaemia but no obvious source of bleeding. He had undergone a prior aorto-bifemoral graft. The patient refused an operation and died the following day.


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