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


AGAOGLU N. , ARSLAN M., Dinc H.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.106, ss.104-106, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 106 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2006.11679847
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.104-106

Özet

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.