Spontaneous thrombosis of hepatic posttraumatic pseudoaneurysms: Sonographic and computed tomographic features

Michalle Soudack*, Monica Epelman, Diana Gaitini

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Abstract

Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysms are rare complications of blunt abdominal trauma. In the past, surgical ligation was the recommended treatment; today, it is embolization. We report a case of a child involved in a motor vehicle collision who had liver lacerations with subsequent development of hepatic artery pseudoaneurysrns. In this case, embolization was not performed, and the pseudoaneurysrns regressed spontaneously. Spontaneous regression has been reported previously, but its true prevalence is unknown. Our report includes full sonographic and partial computed tomographic (CT) documentation of the lesions during the course of their regression. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in the English literature with sonographic depiction of spontaneous thrombosis of a hepatic posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm in a child.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

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