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Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2004 Jan-Feb;27(1):68-70.

Superior mesenteric artery stent-graft placement in a patient with pseudoaneurysm developing from a pancreatic pseudocyst.

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Department of Radiology, Nagoya City University School of Medicine 1, Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Japan.


Pseudoaneurysm is a relatively rare but serious complication of pancreatitis which is often fatal. We report successful stent-graft placement in the superior mesenteric artery in a 45-year-old man with a pancreatic pseudocyst that grew during therapy for chronic pancreatitis and developed into a pseudoaneurysm. After a stent graft was inserted in the superior mesenteric artery, the pseudoaneurysm disappeared and no further complications developed. Stentgraft placement was considered to be a useful therapy for pseudoaneurysms in the superior mesenteric arterial region.

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