CLINICAL IMAGING

Splanchnic Artery Aneurysms: the Diagnostic Contribution of Ultrasonography in Correlation with other Imaging Methods

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Radu Badea

3rd Medical Clinic, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj - Napoca, Romania

Abstract

Splanchnic artery aneurysms are localized vascular dilatations having a progressive evolution and leading towards severe complications (depletive rupture, distal emboli, organ ischemia). Treatment can be efficient when the condition is detected in time. The imaging techniques are highly efficient when it comes to detecting and locating splanchnic aneurysms. Each method has its own features. By knowing them, there is a better chance to track down the disease at an early stage.

Key words
Splanchnic aneurysm - imaging - ultrasonography - CT - MRI - digital angiography