A Rare Case of Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysm because of Cholecystitis Managed with Non-Invasive Technique

Amit Shrivastava, Gunjan Jindal, Lukman Khan, Rohan Chaube


Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm due to acute on chronic cholecystitis is very rare in spite of the high incidence of cholecystitis, and very few cases have been reported in the literature. Most of the pseudoaneurysms are symptomatic at the time of diagnosis due to rupture. Very few cases of unruptured cystic artery pseudoaneurysm caused by cholecystitis have been reported in the literature. We present a case of a 41-year-old man who presented in the Intervention Radiology Department with the diagnosis of cholecystitis and cystic artery pseudoaneurysm. Three treatment options are available for such cases. The first approach is surgical clipping of the pseudoaneurysm and cholecystectomy. The second approach is endovascular management of pseudoaneurysm and cholecystectomy. We chose the third approach, endovascular management of the pseudoaneurysm, percutaneous cholecystostomy, and elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


Embolization, Image-guided procedures, Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm

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