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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 14(5); 2003 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2003;14(5): 666-669.
A Case of Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum Due to Rupture of Visceral Artery Aneurysm
Dong Hoon Lee, Gi Bum Kim, Hye Young Jang, Eun Kyung Eo, Young Jin Cheon, Koo Young Jung
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans Uuniversity, Seoul, Korea. kyjung@ewha.ac.kr
We introduce a case of middle colic artery rupture due to medial degeneration which progressed to hemoperitoneum. Visceral artery aneurysm is an uncommon form of vascular disease that has a significant potential for rupture or erosion into an adjacent viscera, resulting in life-threatening hemorrahge. The case involved a 58-year old man with abdominal pain who admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of hemoperitoneum due to bleeding of omentum. At surgery, a large amount of hematoma was found in lesser sac which was removed totally. The bleeding focus was middle colic artery. Histological examination showed medial degeneration of unknown origin. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient discharged with good condition.
Key words: Hemoperitoneum, Aneurysm, Degeneration
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