Published: 2021-02-25

Pacreatititis induced pseudoaneurysm of splenic artery: an unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding

Oseen Hajilal Shaikh, Suresh Chilaka, Gopal Balasubramanian, Uday Shamrao Kumbhar, Muhamed Tajudeen


Acute or chronic pancreatitis can cause pseudoaneurysm of visceral arteries. The splenic artery is the most common to get affected. Here, we report a case of acute pancreatitis with pseudoaneurysm of the splenic artery. A 40 year old male, a chronic alcoholic with a known history of acute pancreatitis, presented with acute abdominal pain, haematemesis, and melena. Diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm of splenic artery was confirmed by computed tomography abdomen. The endovascular coil embolization was done successfully, following which the patient made an uneventful recovery


Pseudoaneurysm of splenic artery, Pancreatitis, Upper gastrointestinal bleeding

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