Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 14, No 5 (2020)

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Hemosuccus pancreatitis due to a ruptured splenic artery pseudoaneurysm - diagnosis and endovascular management

Hemosuccus pancreatitis due to a ruptured splenic artery pseudoaneurysm - diagnosis and endovascular management

Sharandran Chandra Mohan, Sivasubramanian Srinivasan, Paul See Poh Lye, Raymond Chung, Suresh Khanna Natarajan

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Abstract


Hemosuccus pancreatitis is a rare and potentially fatal cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding characterized by hemorrhage from the ampulla of Vater via the pancreatic duct. In this case, a patient with chronic pancreatitis on a background of chronic alcoholism is found to have a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm that was bleeding into the pancreatic duct. This was identified on contrast-enhanced computed tomography imaging and successfully managed via microcoil embolization.

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