Temporary spontaneous thrombosis of a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm in chronic pancreatitis during intravenous octreotide administration

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Jun;16(6):863-6. doi: 10.1097/01.RVI.0000156190.98110.34.

Abstract

Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a well-known and potentially life-threatening complication of pancreatitis for which immediate endovascular or surgical treatment is indicated. An unusual case of spontaneous thrombosis of a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm with associated partial splenic infarction was encountered in the setting of chronic pancreatitis during intravenous octreotide administration, with recanalization 9 months later.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, False / etiology*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Agents / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Octreotide / adverse effects*
  • Pancreatitis / complications*
  • Pancreatitis / drug therapy
  • Splenic Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Octreotide