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Acute fissuration of a giant splenic artery aneurysm detected by point-of-care ultrasound: case report

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Ultrasound Journal, February 2018
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Title
Acute fissuration of a giant splenic artery aneurysm detected by point-of-care ultrasound: case report
Published in
Critical Ultrasound Journal, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13089-018-0086-3
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Authors

Philippe Le Conte, David Trewick, Philippe Pes, Eric Frampas, Eric Batard

Abstract

Epigastric pain is frequent in Emergency Medicine and remains a challenging situation. Besides benign etiologies such as gastritis or uncomplicated cholelithiasis, it could reveal myocardial infarction or vascular disease. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) could be performed in such situation. A healthy 66-year-old man with no previous medical history was admitted to the Emergency Department for a rapid onset epigastric pain. He reported taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for 1 week prior to admission. His pain had rapidly subsided and the physical examination was inconclusive. ECG and blood samples were normal. POCUS revealed a vascular mass located between the spleen and the left kidney measuring 80 * 74 mm associated with small amounts of free peritoneal fluid. Computed tomography diagnosed a fissurated giant aneurysm of the splenic artery. The aneurysm was managed emergently by endovascular exclusion by selective splenic artery embolization. The post-intervention course was uneventful and the patient was discharged home 3 days later. The patient has remained free from any complications of the embolization 6 months after the procedure. Spontaneously regressive epigastric pain with a normal physical and biology/ECG should not necessarily reassure the physician, in particular if patients have cardiovascular risk factors. A POCUS should be considered for these patients.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 33%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 1 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 March 2018.
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#2,314,745
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Outputs from Critical Ultrasound Journal
#88
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#84,684
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Outputs of similar age from Critical Ultrasound Journal
#1
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