A case of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm rupture in a bulimic patient with gastric ulcer
Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rarely described condition and it is even more rarely considered as a complication of peptic disease. The most common etiologies are pancreatitis, both chronic and acute, and trauma. Diagnosis can be challenging, including ultrasonography, computed tomography scan and angiography, the latter being useful also for therapy (embolization). Given her history of bulimia nervosa and the stress related to hospitalization, our patient was particularly predisposed to peptic ulcer.
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