Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 12, No 5 (2018)

Font Size:  Small  Medium  Large
Acute-phase endovascular management of an uncommon bleeding peripancreatic pseudoaneurysm

Acute-phase endovascular management of an uncommon bleeding peripancreatic pseudoaneurysm

Marco Varrassi, Antonio Izzo, Sergio Carducci, Aldo Victor Giordano, Carlo Masciocchi

Bookmark and Share
         

Abstract


Pancreatic pseudoaneurysms represent relatively rare but potentially lethal complications of acute or chronic pancreatitis, involving several visceral arteries. Due to their intrinsic instability and subsequent high risk of massive bleeding, these lesions require prompt treatment, regardless of the size of the pseudoaneurysm. First option of treatment is today represented by transcatheter embolization; this treatment, in fact, shows higher rates of clinical and technical success and lower recurrence rates than conventional surgery. We present a clinical case of endovascular management of a large pseudoaneurysm, measuring 54 x 53 mm (AP x LL), involving right gastric artery in a 35-year-old woman with history of chronic alcoholic abuse presenting with severe anemia.

Full Text: PDF Full Text Interactive Full Text

Comments on this article

View all comments