Document Detail

Aneurysm rupture secondary to transcatheter embolization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  106684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
False aneurysms of the pancreatic and peripancreatic arteries are a well recognized complication of chronic pancreatitis due to proteolytic enzymatic digestion of the arterial wall. These false aneurysms can be a source of life-threatening hemorrhage. Three cases are reported in which attempted embolizations of these bleeding aneurysms resulted in rupture into the gastrointestinal tract. Special precautions should be taken in such a procedure because of the inherent weakness of the aneurysmal wall.
J R Lina; P Jaques; V Mandell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-05-24     Completed Date:  1979-05-24     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  553-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / complications*,  etiology
Arteries / injuries*
Chronic Disease
Duodenum / blood supply*
Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology,  prevention & control
Hepatic Artery / injuries*
Pancreas / blood supply*
Pancreatitis / complications
Rupture / etiology
Stomach / blood supply*

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