Gastric outlet obstruction caused by traumatic pseudoaneurysm of superior mesenteric artery

William D. Rappaport, Glenn C. Hunter, Kenneth E. McIntye, Jeffrey L. Ballard, James M. Malone, Charles W. Putnam

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Abstract

Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are extremely rare. We describe two cases of posttraumatic proximal SMA pseudoaneurysms with symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction. Repair was accomplished by aorta-SMA bypass with saphenous vein. Injuries to the proximal SMA are easily missed at laparotomy, especially if intestinal ischemia or hematomas are absent. Recognition and repair are stressed to avoid the complications associated with pseudoaneurysm formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)930-932
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery
Volume108
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1990

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    Rappaport, W. D., Hunter, G. C., McIntye, K. E., Ballard, J. L., Malone, J. M., & Putnam, C. W. (1990). Gastric outlet obstruction caused by traumatic pseudoaneurysm of superior mesenteric artery. Surgery, 108(5), 930-932.