Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1998 Apr;18(2):276-280.

A Case of a Pseudoaneurysm in Chronic Pancreatitis

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.
  • 2Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.


The bleeding pseudoaneurysm is a rare condition but one of the lethal complications in patients with chronic pancreatitis. Early diagnosis and emergent intervention can reduce mortality and promise better outcomes. We experienced a case of a bleeding pseudo- aneurysm in a chronic pancreatitis patient. The 44-year-old male was suffering from con- tinuous, vague epigastric pain and black tarry stool. An abdominal CT scan revealed a homogeneously enhancing round mass in the pancreatic pseudocyst, and celiac angi- ography found that a pseudoaneurysm had originated from the pancreaticoduodenal artery. The patient was treated with Whipple's operation and was later discharged, having improved in his condition.


Bleeding pseudoaneurysm; Chronic pancreatitis; Pancreatic pseudocyst
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