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[Large intestine bleeding caused by the lienal artery pseudoaneurysm rupture complicating a pancreatic pseudocyst].

Authors
  • Kalavský, M
  • Smetka, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rozhledy v chirurgii : měsíčník Československé chirurgické společnosti
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
90
Issue
10
Pages
590–593
Identifiers
PMID: 22324258
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Bleeding pseudoaneurysm of a peripancreatic artery is a rare cause of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Arterial pseudoaneurysm develops as a result of partial enzymatic damage of arterial wall in acute or chronic pancreatitis. The authors report the case of a 60-years old man with bleeding into the lienal flexure of the colon due to the erosion of the pseudoaneurysm of a branch of splenic artery into the pancreatic pseudocyst in the tail region of the pancreas communicating with the colon. The diagnosis was established by CT-scan and angiography. The patient underwent surgery with the ligation of the bleeding vessel and the resection of the part of the colon.

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