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Massive pancreatic duct haemorrhage.
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PMID:  8996069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Direct fistula between the splenic, artery and the pancreatic duct is briefly reviewed. The literature indicates that such a fistula is almost always due to a pancreatic artery aneurysm. Because of diagnostic difficulties, a variety of operations have been performed on these patients prior to arriving at the correct diagnosis. A patient's history of direct fistula between the splenic artery and the pancreatic duct, causing recurrent haemorrhage and eventual death from massive blood loss, is described. Unlike other reported cases, this was not associated with an angiographically demonstrable aneurysm of the splenic artery. Treatment by distal pancreatectomy or radiologically guided pancreatic artery embolization is discussed.
K B Orr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-30     Completed Date:  1997-01-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  843-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Calculi / complications,  surgery
Fistula / complications*,  surgery
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Ducts*
Pancreatic Fistula / complications*,  surgery
Splenic Artery*
Splenic Diseases / complications*,  surgery

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