Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2012 • VOLUME 18 • №3

Endovascular treatment of a large aneurysm of the splenic artery using the Gianturco spirals

Legkiy A.V., Maskin S.S., Ponomarev E.A., Ganichkin S.A., Mochailo Yu.A.

Room for Roentgenosurgical Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment Municipal Clinical Hospital for Ambulance Medical Care Nr25 Chair of Hospital Surgery of the Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russia

A splenic artery aneurysm is a rarely encountered disease typically proceeding symptom-free and associated with a relatively high lethality rate, should a rupture occur. Currently, various types of endovascular treatment for this nosological entity are used widely. The article deals with a case of successful embolization of a large aneurysm of the splenic artery by means of the Gianturco spirals. The minimally invasive nature and high efficacy of this method make it possible to regard it as one of the therapeutic modalities for treating splenic-artery aneurysms.

KEY WORDS: splenic artery aneurysm, endovascular treatment, embolization, Gianturco spirals.

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