Endovascular treatment of a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm associated with gastrointestinal tract bleeding

Tryfon Vainas, Elisabeth Klompenhouwer, Lucien Duijm, Xander Tielbeek, Joep Teijink*

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Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding from the pancreatic duct originating from aneurysms or pseudoaneurysms of peripancreatic arteries. It is a life-threatening cause of gastrointestinal bleeding that should always be considered in patients with prolonged or intermittent obscure gastrointestinal blood loss, or both, especially in patients with pancreatic disorders or prior pancreatic surgery. We demonstrate an endovascular treatment strategy in a patient with a common hepatic pseudoaneurysm and upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding, with preserved flow in the hepatic artery. This treatment consisted of a covered stent placement in the hepatic artery, followed by transcatheter coil embolization of collateral feeding arteries. (J Vasc Surg 2012; 55: 1145-9.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1149
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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