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Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2006 Jan-Feb;29(1):133-6.

Transcatheter embolization of splenic artery pseudo-aneurysm rupturing into colon after post-operative pancreatitis.

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Department of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo-ken 650-0017, Japan.

Abstract

Splenic pseudoaneurysms following chronic pancreatitis can rarely become a source of life-threatening bleeding by rupturing into various regions or components, including pseudocysts, the abdominal cavity, the gastrointestinal tract, and the pancreatic duct. In such cases, prompt diagnosis and therapy are warranted. We report herein the case of a 52-year-old man in whom a splenic pseudoaneurysm ruptured into the colon via a fistula with an abscess cavity, causing massive bleeding, which was successfully managed by trans-catheter arterial embolization (TAE).

PMID:
16132386
DOI:
10.1007/s00270-004-0061-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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