Gastrointest Interv.  2016 Mar;5(1):22-26. 10.18528/gii150012.

Segmental arterial mediolysis: Literature review focused on radiologic findings and management

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  • 1Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jhshin@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is a rare disease which can have catastrophic consequences due to massive hemorrhage or dissecting hematomas. The pathophysiology of this disease is not well-known, and the symptoms vary according to the organs involved. In many patients the diagnosis is based on the clinical and radiologic features rather than the pathologic confirmation. The catheter-based endovascular technique can be an interventional treatment option for SAM, as well as surgical management.

Keyword

Aneurysm; Embolization, therapeutic; Therapeutics; Vasculitis

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm
Diagnosis
Embolization, Therapeutic
Endovascular Procedures
Hematoma
Hemorrhage
Humans
Rare Diseases
Vasculitis
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