ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Endovascular Embolization of a Pancreatic Pseudoaneurysm in an Adolescent Girl with Chronic Pancreatitis [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(2): 204-206 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.67355

Endovascular Embolization of a Pancreatic Pseudoaneurysm in an Adolescent Girl with Chronic Pancreatitis

Zehra Filiz Karaman1, Güven Kahriman1, Derya Altay2, Muhammed Şamil Aydın1, Aytaç Doğan3
1Department of Radiology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Oltu Public Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey

Background: Pancreatic pseudoaneurysm (PSA) is a rare, potentially fatal complication of pancreatitis that is commonly associated with a pseudocyst. There is no clear information on the incidence of PSA in children. Surgery and endovascular techniques are the primary treatment options for PSA.
Case Report: We describe the case of a 16-year-old girl with a pancreatic pesudoaneurysm in association with chronic pancreatitis. The diagnosis was made using ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging findings. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully treated by endovascular transcatheter embolization without intra- or post-procedural complications.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis and appropriate management are essential to prevent fatal outcomes because the timing of rupture is unpredictable. Endovascular transcatheter embolization of PSA is an invasive, safe, and effective procedure and should be the first choice in the management of PSA.

Keywords: Pancreatic pseudoaneurysm, pancreatitis, pseudocyst, endovascular embolization

Zehra Filiz Karaman, Güven Kahriman, Derya Altay, Muhammed Şamil Aydın, Aytaç Doğan. Endovascular Embolization of a Pancreatic Pseudoaneurysm in an Adolescent Girl with Chronic Pancreatitis. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(2): 204-206

Corresponding Author: Zehra Filiz Karaman, Türkiye
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