Ruptured internal iliac artery aneurysm presenting as Cullen’s sign

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Choon K. Gan ; Srinivasan Ravi ; Rachel Archibald ; David Hodgson ; Fung J. Foo ; William Wong (2010)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: Journal of Surgical Case Reports, volume 2,010, issue 9, pages 9-9 (issn: 2042-8812, eissn: 2042-8812)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3649165, doi: 10.1093/jscr/2010.9.9
  • Subject: aneurysm | iliac artery | cullen | RD1-811 | pancreatitis | Vascular Surgery | 0180 | Surgery
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system | education | health care economics and organizations | cardiovascular diseases

Cullen’s sign or periumbilical ecchymosis, is classically considered as an indicator of acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis or ruptured ectopic pregnancy. Internal iliac artery aneurysms are rare and are usually asymptomatic. We present a case of a contained rupture of the internal iliac artery aneurysm presenting with Cullen’s sign.
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