Liver Abscess Associated with Hepatic Artery Pseudoaneurysm with Arteriovenous Fistula: Imaging and Interventional Management
Authors: Kang, M.; Bapuraj, J. R.; Khandelwal, N.; Kochhar, R.; Kalra, N.; Verma, G. R.
Source: Acta Radiologica, 1 March 2006, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 162-166(5)
Abstract:Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm is an infrequently encountered entity that is usually seen secondary to trauma or surgical procedures. The clinical presentation is often due to complications such as massive intrahepatic or intraperitoneal bleeding as a result of rupture of the pseudoaneurysm into the biliary tree or peritoneal cavity, respectively. Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm, associated with a liver abscess, has very rarely been described in the literature. We present the imaging features of a case of liver abscess associated with a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm and complicated by rupture and formation of an arteriovenous fistula. The case was successfully managed by percutaneous endovascular embolization. The association between a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm and a liver abscess must not be overlooked, bearing in mind the potentially fatal associated complications which can be averted or treated by timely intervention.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Radiodiagnosis and Department of General Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India