Pediatric cystic artery pseudoaneurysm embolization

Clin Imaging. 2020 May:61:80-83. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.01.011. Epub 2020 Jan 16.


Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm is an exceedingly rare complication of biliary interventions, such as cholecystectomy, or cholecystitis [1]. Prompt intervention is often required due to their predisposition to bleeding. Ideal diagnosis and treatment would have the patient go directly to Interventional Radiology for angiography and embolization, followed by a short interval cholecystectomy [2, 3]. However, due to their low incidence patients often undergo several less invasive diagnostic tests prior to diagnosis [4]. Here we describe what we believe is the first reported pediatric case of a cystic artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to cholecystitis.

Keywords: Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm; Embolization; Pseudoaneurysm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aneurysm, False / therapy
  • Angiography / adverse effects
  • Arteries / diagnostic imaging
  • Child
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystitis / complications
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Gallbladder Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Gallbladder Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male