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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-63
  • Keywords: hemosuccus pancreaticus, splenic artery aneurysm, obscure bleeding, MUCINOUS CYSTADENOCARCINOMA, HEMODUCTAL PANCREATITIS, DUCT, HEMATEMESIS, HEMORRHAGE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


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.