Case Report: PDF OnlySuccessful Angiographic Stent-graft Treatment for Spontaneously Dissecting Broad-base Pseudoaneurysm of the Superior Mesenteric ArteryTsai, Hsin-Yu1; Wann, Shue-Ren1; Chang, Hong-Tai1, *; Yang, Tsung-Lunga; Yen, Muh-YongbAuthor Information 1Emergency Department, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. aDepartment of Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. bSection of Infectious Disease, Jen-Ai Municipal Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. *Correspondence to: Dr. Hong-Tai Chang, Emergency Department, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, 386, Ta-Chung 1st Road, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan, R.O.C. E-mail: [email protected] Received: September 16, 2004 • Accepted: February 3, 2005 Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: August 2005 - Volume 68 - Issue 8 - p 397-400 doi: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70183-2 Metrics Abstract Visceral arterial 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 hemorrhage. Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) aneurysms are especially rare, comprising only 5-8% of all visceral arterial aneurysms. Traditionally, the most common treatment for SMA aneurysms has been simple surgical ligation of the proximal and distal vessel. Herein, we report the case of a 53-year-old man with a dissecting pseudoaneurysm of the SMA, demonstrated by multi-slice computed tomography and angiography. The patient was successfully treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting. © 2005 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.