Pseudoaneurysm and splenic infarction in chronic pancreatitis - A case report

Hong Sik Lee, Jong Jae Park, Chang Duck Kim, Ho Sang Ryu, Jin Hai Hyun

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Abstract

Peripancreatic pseudoaneurysm and splenic infarction are rare but life-threatening complications of chronic pancreatitis. The incidence of pseudoaneurysm in patients who undergo angiography for pancreatitis is about 10%. Clinically, pseudoaneurysm is hard to discover until rupture occurs. The authors have recently experienced a case of intact pseudoaneurysm and splenic infarction in chronic alcoholic pancreatitis. A bolus enhanced CT scan and angiography were essential to confirm these complications of pancreatitis. We managed these complications successfully by distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr

Keywords

  • Pancreatitis
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Splenic infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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