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2019 Nov




Extensive Embolization of Splanchnic Artery Aneurysms due to Segmental Arterial Mediolysis.


Najafi A, Sheikh G T, Binkert C
Rofo. 2019 Nov; 191(11):1010-1014.
PMID: 30947350.


 Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is a rare non-atherosclerotic, non-inflammatory, non-infectious arteriopathy in middle-aged patients that tends to affect medium-sized splanchnic arteries typically leading to dissecting aneurysms which in case of rupture have a high mortality. Treatment options include watchful waiting and endovascular or surgical intervention. There are no official treatment guidelines and to the best of our knowledge, there has not been any report of extensive exclusion of multiple splanchnic vessel regions in affected patients to date.