A rare cause of hemosuccus pancreaticus: Primary splenic artery aneurysm ruptured into pancreatic serous cystadenoma


Pinarbasi B., Poturoglu S., Yanar H., Gueven K. , Akyuez F., Dizdaroglu F., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.19, no.1, pp.57-63, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-63

Abstract

Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare clinical condition defined as bleeding into the pancreatic duct from a peripancreatic artery. We present here a 57-year-old woman admitted to our clinic with abdominal pain, tar-colored stool and confusion. Further investigations were done because of severe anemia. Abdominal computerized tomography revealed intraabdominal hematoma. Laparotomy was performed, which confirmed that intraabdominal haemorrhagia had occurred with the rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm into a pancreatic serous cystadenoma, which ruptured into the abdomen because of high pressure. This is an interesting case diagnosed with multidisciplinary approaches.