Repair of ruptured iliac artery aneurysm in a child

Fernando Massaru Hoshiko Elisa Helena Subtil Zampieri Marcelo Bellini Dalio Nei Rodrigues Alves Dezotti Edwaldo Edner Joviliano About the authors


We describe the case of a 12-year-old girl who presented at the emergency department with hemorrhagic acute abdomen, an abdominal pulsating mass and hemodynamic instability. A diagnosis of ruptured right iliac artery aneurysm was confirmed and an emergency open repair procedure was performed with extra-anatomic reconstruction, using a small-caliber synthetic graft, compatible with her anatomy. The treatment was successful and the child was doing well at short-term follow-up.

ruptured aneurysm; iliac aneurysm; child; vascular graft

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