Sep 1, 1977

Spontaneous hemorrhage due to pseudocysts of the pancreas

American Journal of Surgery
T K WuS R Powers


Spontaneous hemorrhage caused by erosion of major arteries by a pseudocyst of the pancreas is a rare condition. We have encountered three cases, one involving the abdominal aorta and two the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery. It is important to keep in mind that pseudocyst of the pancreas may cause massive gastrointestinal or intraabdominal bleeding. Operative treatment offers a better chance of survival than more conservative management.

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Arterial System
Abdominal Cavity
Retroperitoneal Space
Benign Tumor of Pancreas
Entire Superior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery
Structure of Superior Pancreaticoduodenal Artery
Erosion Lesion

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