Surgical Experience of Superior Mesenteric Venous Aneurysm

(Second Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan)

Jun Hayashi Tetsuro Uchida Yukihiro Yoshimura
Cheolsu Kim Yoshiyuki Maekawa Ryota Miyazaki
Eiichi Ooba Mitsuaki Sadahiro
Superior mesenteric venous aneurysm(SMVA)is rare and no standard treatment protocol has yet been established. We report our experience in performing surgical treatment for SMVA. A 64-year-old man was found to have a SMVA by computed tomography which had been performed during follow-up for gastrectomy. The SMVA was observed to gradually increase in diameter, and surgical treatment was therefore indicated. We successfully resected the aneurysm and then closed the defect with a bovine pericardial patch. Considering the potential risk of rupture, venous aneurysms that present with a saccular shape and an expanding tendency should be immediately surgically treated.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 42:34-37(2013)

Keywords:superior mesenteric venous aneurysm, operation, treatment