Paediatrics and Child Health
Multiple major artery compression by an aortic aneurysm is extremely rare in the paediatric population. Most arterial aneurysms in children are secondary to infections mainly mycotic, connective tissue disorder, vasculitis, collagen vascular diseases, and other causes. True idiopathic aneurysms are the least common and a few reports in children have been published. We describe an 8 year old boy who presented with hypertensive encephalopathy and later was found to have an idiopathic, symptomatic suprarenal aortic aneurysm compressing multiple major arteries of the abdomen. The child was subsequently managed on multiple antihypertensive medication and later required engraftment of the renal and inferior mesenteric artery. The diagnostic workup, surgical treatment, and a review of the literature is described.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2009). Multiple major artery compression by an idiopathic aortic aneurysm: an unusual cause of hypertensive encephalopathy. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 59(7), 486-8.
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