A rare cause of massive rectal bleeding: Internal iliac artery aneurysm


AGAOGLU N. , ARSLAN M., Dinc H.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.106, no.1, pp.104-106, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2006.11679847
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-106

Abstract

Internal iliac artery aneurysm is a rare cause of lower gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) haemorrhage. A fifty-four year old male patient presented with massive rectal bleeding. Sigmoidoscopy was not conclusive and pelvic angiography revealed an aneurysm from a branch off the main trunk of the anterior division of the right internal iliac artery that was located in juxtaposition to the sigmoid colon. The aneurysm was successfully obliterated by transcatheter arterial embolotherapy with acrylic glue.