Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysm: A Rare Cause to Obscure Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Authors

  • Zainal Adwin Zainal Abidin Department of General Surgery, Surgical Sciences Cluster, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh
  • Hazwan Zaini Department of General Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Selangor
  • Firdaus Hayati Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Nornazirah Azizan Department of Pathobiology and Medical Diagnostic, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah
  • Aizat Tamlikha Department of General Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Selangor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51200/bjms.v12i2.998

Keywords:

Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, pseudoaneurysm, cystic artery

Abstract

Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding is a surgical enigma of disastrous proportions. Patient’s haemodynamic status often dictates the path of management ranging from endoscopy, embolization and/or surgery. Minority of the cases has failed to identify the exact source of bleeding during endoscopic and imaging techniques. Emergency surgery is warranted in hypovolaemic shock which has failed to respond to fluid and blood resuscitation. We present a 72-year-old male with an obscure upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to ruptured cystic artery pseudoaneurysm and illustrate the rarity of the presentation with successful management.

Author Biographies

Nornazirah Azizan, Department of Pathobiology and Medical Diagnostic, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah

Department of Pathobiology and Medical Diagnostic

Aizat Tamlikha, Department of General Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Selangor

Department of General Surgery

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Published

2018-06-22

How to Cite

Zainal Abidin, Z. A., Zaini, H., Hayati, F., Azizan, N., & Tamlikha, A. (2018). Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysm: A Rare Cause to Obscure Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences (BJMS), 12(2), 51. https://doi.org/10.51200/bjms.v12i2.998
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