Successful endovascular treatment of hemosuccus pancreaticus due to splenic artery aneurysm associated with segmental arterial mediolysis

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Hemosuccus pancreaticus, which is generally due to the rupture of a splenic artery aneursym into the pancreatic duct, is a rare cause of intermittent upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is a rare arteriopathy. We report a 53-year-old man with hemosuccus pancreaticus due to a splenic artery aneurysm associated with SAM. The patient, who also had a celiac artery aneurysm affected by SAM, was successfully treated by both coil embolization and aortic stent grafting for complete coverage of the celiac artery. SAM is a very rare cause of hemosuccus pancreaticus, and endovascular treatment may be favorable for hemosuccus pancreaticus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1488-1491
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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