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Open splenic artery aneurysm repair in a patient with previous laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  1. Sonya Ann Smith1,
  2. Michael Auld1,
  3. Murray Ogg2 and
  4. Manju Dashini Chandrasegaram1,3
  1. 1General Surgery, The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2Vascular Surgery, The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Queensland, Australia
  3. 3Northside Clinical School, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sonya Ann Smith; sonya.smith{at}


We present the case of a female patient in her 40s who underwent a splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) repair following a previous laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG). We aim to discuss the management approach to SAAs and considerations in the setting of previous bariatric surgery.

The patient consented to this case report. We include preoperative and postoperative radiological images and intraoperative images.

While pseudoaneurysms following bariatric surgery have been reported, we present a case of a likely true SAA following SG. Our experience may assist others who come across similar cases in the future.

  • General surgery
  • Vascular surgery

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  • Contributors SAS drafted the case report. SAS, MA and MC provided critical revision of the article. All authors (SAS, MA, MC and MO) discussed the case, provided critical feedback and contributed to the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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