Concurrent treatment of acute pancreatitis and multiple visceral artery aneurysms using endovascular techniques

Mario Mitkov, Weesam Kassim Al-Khatib, Wei Zhou

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Abstract

Multiple aneurysms involving the celiac axis are extremely rare. Celiac artery aneurysms account for only 4% of all visceral aneurysms with 40% having concomitant aneurysms such as gastroduodenal artery (GDA) aneurysms. Development of a GDA aneurysm is associated with pancreatitis. If a GDA aneurysm ruptures, traditional repair is through open surgical techniques with significant morbidity and mortality as up to 50% occur in the setting of chronic pancreatitis. However, a ruptured GDA aneurysm causing pancreatitis has not been described previously. We report a case of successful endovascular treatment of a ruptured GDA aneurysm and concomitant celiac artery aneurysm leading to the resolution of acute pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalVascular and endovascular surgery
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acute pancreatitis
  • celiac artery aneurysm
  • coil embolization
  • covered stent graft
  • gastroduodenal artery aneurysm
  • rupture visceral aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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