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Splenic artery aneurysm in a patient of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: beyond tenuous concomitance!
  1. Vivek Sood1,
  2. Navin Pattanashetti2,
  3. Krishan Lal Gupta3 and
  4. Raja Ramachandran2
  1. 1 Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  2. 2 Nephrology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
  3. 3 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raja Ramachandran, drraja_1980{at}


Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is rare, with risk of rupture especially if diameter is >2 cm. It is usually asymptomatic and detected incidentally on imaging either in young pregnant women or elderly cirrhotic patients. Extracranial vascular abnormalities known to be associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) include ascending aortic aneurysms, dissections of coronary and vertebral arteries and rarely SAA. We describe a rare case of incidentally detected SAA in a patient with end stage renal disease due to ADPKD during evaluation of persistent gross haematuria, with no evidence of cranial or other extracranial aneurysms.

  • chronic renal failure
  • renal system

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  • Contributors VS and NP: collecting data and writing manuscript; image acquisition. KLG and RR: proof reading and corrections.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.