Mesenteric pseudoaneurysm in a 12-year-old girl with abdominal tuberculosis presenting with massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Pediatr Radiol. 2006 May;36(5):456-9. doi: 10.1007/s00247-006-0127-0. Epub 2006 Mar 14.

Abstract

We report a case of a 12-year-old girl with a mesenteric pseudoaneurysm and abdominal tuberculosis presenting with massive lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage requiring multiple blood transfusions. The pseudoaneurysm was treated successfully with transarterial microcoil embolization. Pseudoaneurysms are a rare and life-threatening complication of tuberculosis and understanding the imaging characteristics and treatment options will help to guide appropriate therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / complications
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*
  • Aneurysm, False / therapy
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Mesenteric Arteries*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal / complications
  • Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal / diagnosis*