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Thrombosis of splenic artery pseudoaneurysm complicating pancreatitis.
  1. T De Ronde,
  2. B Van Beers,
  3. L de Cannière,
  4. J P Trigaux,
  5. M Melange
  1. Department of Gastro-Enterology, Cliniques Universitaires, UCL de Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium.


    The natural history of pseudoaneurysms complicating pancreatitis is unknown. A patient with chronic pancreatitis is described in whom thrombosis of a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm occurred. Early diagnosis and radical treatment of a bleeding pseudoaneurysm are mandatory. When elective treatment is considered, however, contrast enhanced computed tomography may be useful just before surgery as thrombosis may occur.

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