Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm; a rare complication of amoebic liver abscess

Anam Khan, Khawaja Muhammad Inam Pal, Hussain Ijaz Khan

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Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm (HAP) is an infrequently encountered entity, usually seen secondary to blunt or penetrating trauma. The clinical presentation is often due to complications such as intrahepatic or intraperitoneal bleeding as a result of rupture of the pseudoaneurysm. Diagnosis is frequently delayed and made by splanchnic angiography. HAP associated with a liver abscess, has very rarely been described in the literature. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with amoebic liver abscess and right hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm which was suspected on high resolution contrast-enhanced abdominal computer tomography (CT). The lesion was confirmed by arteriography and treated prophylactically with transcatheteter embolization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-840
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • Amoebic liver abscess
  • Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm
  • Transcatheteter embolization


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