Spontaneous Rupture of a Pseudoaneurysm of the Right Hepatic Artery Causing Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • Abuajela Sreh Queens Hospital Burton, Burton On Trent, United Kingdom http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3434-3357
  • Muhammad Hafiz Kamarul Bahrin Queens Hospital Burton, Burton On Trent, United Kingdom
  • Muhammad Bin Farid Queens Hospital Burton, Burton On Trent, United Kingdom
  • Kiran Verma Queens Hospital Burton, Burton On Trent, United Kingdom

Keywords

Pseudoaneurysm, right hepatic artery, RHA, gastrointestinal, GI, bleeding

Abstract

We describe the case of an 84-year-old woman who presented with right lower chest pain, anaemia and newly deranged liver function which was followed by massive upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding with no source of bleeding found on upper GI endoscopy. CT angiography of the GI tract confirmed rupture of a pseudoaneurysm of the right hepatic artery (RHA) that was treated successfully with trans-arterial embolization of the RHA.

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  • Published: 2019-08-28

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    How to cite:
    Sreh, A., Kamarul Bahrin, M. H., Bin Farid, M., & Verma, K. (2019). Spontaneous Rupture of a Pseudoaneurysm of the Right Hepatic Artery Causing Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001242