[Digestive hemorrhage caused by rupture of an aneurysm of the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery]

Minerva Chir. 1991 Jun 30;46(12):695-8.
[Article in Italian]


Aneurysms of the pancreaticoduodenal artery are rare. Nonoperative management of an iatrogenic superior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm which ruptured into the duodenal stump of a Billroth II partial gastrectomy, is described here. Based on a literature review, both aetiology and site of rupture of this observation are very uncommon. Super-selective angiography was used for diagnosis and embolisation for definitive treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / complications*
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm / therapy
  • Angiography
  • Duodenum / blood supply*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / blood supply*
  • Rupture, Spontaneous