Aneurysm of the Splenic Vein.

Pierre Van Den Brande, M Heeren, B. Op De Beeck

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Aneurysm of the Splenic Vein
Abstract: Aneurysms of the portal venous system are increasingly reported in the past five years. Congenital weakness of the venous wall, trauma, pancreatitis and portal hypertension are possible etiologies. Surgical intervention is indicated in case of symptomatic aneurysms with or without progressive expansion of the aneurysm diameter. The treatment of asymptomatic splenic vein aneurysms remains debated. We report the case of an asymptomatic and uncomplicated splenic vein aneurysm for which a conservative approach was advocated with regular follow-up by means of Doppler ultrasonography. After six years of follow-up the aneurysm diameter has not changed and no complications were observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalActa Chirurgica Belgica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


  • vein
  • splenic
  • aneurysm
  • portal

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