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Hemosuccus pancreaticus secondary to intraductal rupture of a primary splenic artery aneurysm: diagnosis by ERCP and successful management by interventional radiology.

Hasaj O, Di Stasi C, Perri V, Tringali A, Costamagna G.

Endoscopy 2004; 36:437-41. [Full text] (PMID 15100954)

This report describes the case of a 65-year-old man with a prolonged history of gastrointestinal bleeding of unknown origin. During a 2-year period, he underwent 28 endoscopic procedures, three angiographies with or without heparin provocation, a nuclear scan, and abdominal magnetic resonance imaging, none of which were diagnostic. A blind ileocecal resection was also carried out. A diagnosis of hemosuccus pancreaticus secondary to a ruptured primary splenic artery aneurysm was obtained by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and successful interventional radiographic embolization of the splenic artery aneurysm was conducted. During a 17-month follow-up period, no relapse of gastrointestinal bleeding was observed.