Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2010 Jul;41(1):31-35.

A Case of Successful Embolization with Superselection by Endoscopic Hemoclipping for Pseudoaneurysmal Bleeding in a Patient with Pylorus Preserving Pancreaticoduodenectomy

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  • 1Digestive Disease Center, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea. sghwang@cha.ac.kr

Abstract

Arterial bleeding after pancreaticoduodenectomy is a very serious complication with high mortality. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment is essential. In particular, early detection and immediate embolization can be effectively used for the delayed massive bleeding that occurs from a pseudoaneurysmal rupture. However, sometimes intermittent bleeding or a vessel spasm can cause the bleeding focus to remain unidentified in spite of repeated angiography. We experienced a case of successful embolization with superselection by endoscopic hemoclipping in a patient who underwent pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy, and the patient's bleeding focus was not found after repeated angiography. Endoscopic hemoclip application can be useful for localizing a pseudoaneurysmal rupture in patients with pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Keyword

Pseudoaneurysm; Pancreaticoduodenectomy; Hemoclip; Embolization
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