Visceral and peripheral arterial pseudoaneurysms.

Department of Radiology, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan.
American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.74). 10/2005; 185(3):741-9. DOI: 10.2214/ajr.185.3.01850741
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Pseudoaneurysms are not rare, and various conditions can cause a pseudoaneurysm in all the cardiovascular systems. In this article, we discuss and show images of pseudoaneurysms of various arteries caused by various conditions. CONCLUSION: CT, MRI, sonography, and angiography may all be valuable in the imaging workup of pseudoaneurysms. Knowledge of the various appearances of pseudoaneurysms and of the proper management is essential to prevent a catastrophic outcome in cases of pseudoaneurysm.