Korean J Gastroenterol.  2021 Apr;77(4):194-198. 10.4166/kjg.2021.032.

Ruptured Pancreaticoduodenal Artery Aneurysm with Pancreatitis Treated Using Endovascular and Endoscopic Methods

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea

Abstract

Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm (PDAA) is a rare form of abdominal visceral aneurysm that accounts for approximately 2% of all cases. Most cases of PDAA are associated with celiac artery stenosis (CAS). Regardless of the size, there is a risk of rupture. Therefore, treatment should be performed immediately after discovery, even though the need to treat the accompanying CAS, if present, is controversial. The authors report a case of ruptured PDAA and accompanying pancreatitis treated using endovascular and endoscopic methods without treatment of CAS. A 50-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of Wonkwang University Hospital with epigastric pain and hypovolemic shock. CT revealed a ruptured PDAA and a large volume hemoperitoneum. Emergency angiography was performed, and angioembolization of the PDAA was performed successfully. Follow-up CT revealed infection and pancreatitis, which were treated by surgical drainage and pancreatic duct stenting with ERCP. Because the degree of stenosis was not severe, it was decided to follow-up the accompanying CAS. After discharge, the patient was followed up without complications.

Keyword

Median arcuate ligament syndrome; Hemoperitoneum; Aneurysm; ruptured
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