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Emergency Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 173–176 | Cite as

Dissecting aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery associated with transomental hernia of the small bowel: helical CT findings

  • T. Hiromura
  • H. Ikeda
  • T. Tanabe
CASE REPORT

Abstract

We present a case of intestinal obstruction caused by a transomental hernia with an associated finding of a dissecting aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery. These two rare conditions both cause acute abdomen with similar symptoms. This case shows the possible diagnostic pitfalls of transomental hernia.

Key words Aneurysm – Superior mesenteric artery – Computed tomography – Helical – Intestines – Hernia 

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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hiromura
    • 1
  • H. Ikeda
    • 2
  • T. Tanabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, NTT East Corporation Sapporo Hospital, W-15, S-1, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo 060–0061, Japan e-mail: hiromura@hokkaido.east.ntt.co.jp Tel.: + 81-11-2 12 56 16, Fax: + 81-11-6 15 49 73JP
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, NTT East Corporation Sapporo Hospital, W-15, S-1, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo 060–0061, JapanJP

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