Hemosuccus pancreaticus, also known as pseudohematobilia or Wirsungorrhage is a rare cause of hemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract. It is caused by a. Methods: We reviewed our experience with management of 17 patients admitted to surgery or gastroenterology units for hemosuccus pancreaticus between. Hemosuccus pancreaticus (HP) is a rare and potentially life threatening clinical entity and is described as bleeding from the ampulla of Vater.

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Choice of treatment, surgery or embolization, depends on technological availability and expertise of the practitioner. On precontrast CT, the characteristic finding of clotted blood in the pancreatic duct, known as the sentinel clot, is seldom seen. It stimulates thrombosis in the pseudoaneurysm, which could successfully stop bleeding.

Management of bleeding pseudoaneurysms in patients with pancreatitis. This may also require surgical panceeaticus, and usually a distal pancreatectomy, or removal of the part of the pancreas from the area of bleeding to the tailis required. She was treated with proton pump inhibitors and blood transfusions. Angiography identified a pseudoaneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery.

Hemosuccus pancreaticus: A mini-review

On precontrast CT, the characteristic finding of clotted blood in the pancreatic duct, known as panvreaticus sentinel clot, is seldom seen. Thus CT scan remains an important hemsouccus modality which may help for early therapeutic intervention.

To rule out other causes of gastrointestinal bleeding, endoscopy is essential. Ultrasonography can be used to visualize a pseudocyst in the pancreas or identify an aneurismal mass, and with Doppler duplex, can confirm the vascular nature of the lesions [ 2 Click here to see the Library5 Click here to see the Library et 12 Click here to see the Library ].

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showing evidence of blood actively spurting from ampulla. Surgery was performed in 5 patients Arch Surg ; Endoscopy is essential in ruling out other causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and in rare cases; active bleeding can be seen from the duodenal ampulla. It can be an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

There is a low risk 0. Caly et al emphasized the fact that the characteristic crescendo-decrescendo nature of pain is found in approximately half of the patients, as a result of sequential distension and decompression of the pancreatic duct by blood and clot [ 20 ].

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Hemosuccus pancreaticus was hrmosuccus directly in three patients Site of bleeding into the gastrointestinal tract Second part of duodenum ampulla of Vater. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Uncomplicated spontaneous ruptures of pancreatic pseudocyst into stomach: Pncreaticus pseudoaneurysm of the splenic artery.

Here we describe a pancrraticus male with a known history of chronic calcifying pancreatitis, who presented with repeated episodes of melena associated with paroxysms of abdominal pain and frequent drop in hemoglobin requiring hospitalization. The anatomical position might affect the prognosis. However, Matsumoto et al. It is caused by a bleeding source in the pancreas, pancreatic duct, or structures adjacent to the pancreas, such as the splenic artery and gastric artery.

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Hemosuccus Pancreaticus: A Mysterious Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

A year-old male with a history of chronic alcoholism having a 3-week history of alcohol-related severe acute pancreatitis was referred to our institution for a necrosectomy.

Click here to see the Library ]thus providing a certain diagnosis. Improved outcomes in postoperative and pancreatitis-related visceral pseudoaneurysms. The treatment of hemosuccus pancreaticus should eradicate the source of bleeding completely.

An attempt to drain a pancreatic pseudocyst lead to spontaneous fistulization of the pseudocyst directly into the duodenum with intracystic bleeding; drainage of the pseudocyst failed and the patient complained of violent pain in the right flank, followed by hemodynamic shock with hemoglobin of 6.

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The pseudoaneurysm can rupture into the gastrointestinal tract, peritoneal cavity, pancreatic parenchyma or pancreatic pseudocyst [ 1718 ]. With increasing expertise and the use of superselective angiocatheters, therapeutic embolization can serve as a definitive management strategy.

The term hemosuccus pancreaticus HP was first proposed by Sandblom inand the term hemoductal pancreatitis was used by Longmire and Rose in Other infrequent causes are trauma [ 3 ], rupture of a true aneurysm [ 4 ], pancreatic tumors [ 5 ], arteriovenous malformations [ 6 ], and EUS-guided FNA from a pancreatic cyst [ 7 ], etc. The treatment technique included a superselective catheterization of the feeding artery, followed by endosaccular treatment of the pseudoaneurysm.


HP is an entity diagnosed on clinical, endoscopic, and radiological findings, and a definitive diagnosis can be established only with angiography.

In some rare cases, aneurysms may not be present; however, pathological or iconographic examinations show findings suggestive of vascular malformations [ 20 ].

HP is a rare and potential life-threatening cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Inserting a balloon to obstruct the artery before open surgery can limit bleeding and shorten operative time, particularly in the event of portal hypertension secondary to thrombosis of the splenic vein hemosuccud massive hemorrhage [ 1 Peroux JL, Arput JP, Saint-Paul MC, Dumas R, Hastier P, Caroli FX, et al.

Site of bleeding into the gastrointestinal tract. The pseudoaneurysm arose from the splenic artery in twenty-seven patients, from the gastroduodenal artery in nine, from a pancreaticis of the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery in two, from the inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery in two, and from the superior mesenteric artery in one patient.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Patients with hemosuccus pancreaticus usually present with abdominal pain, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and high amylase levels [ 19 ]. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient with a history of chronic pancreatitis could be caused by HP.

Computed tomography may show simultaneous opacification of an aneurysmal artery and pseudocyst or persistence of contrast within a pseudocyst after the arterial phase. Surgical treatment is indicated in uncontrolled haemorrhage, persistent shock, when embolization is not feasible or when embolization fails continued or recurrent bleeding. Other clinical signs may be nausea, vomiting, icterus, and a palpable and pulsating epigastric mass. Articles from Annals of Medicine and Surgery are provided here courtesy of Elsevier.

A lump was palpable in the epigastric region which was non-pulsatile. The diagnosis was established in hemosuccks other patient undergoing exploration for iron-deficiency anemia. Journal List Ann Hemoeuccus v. Two patients exhibited signs of portal hypertension Iatrogenic liver biopsy, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, instrumentation, and so ontrauma, hepatobiliary malignancy, inflammation cholangitis, vasculitis, gallstone diseaseparasitic infection, hemoshccus malformation, and so on.

The techniques for intervention include embolization via prosthetic material, balloon tamponade and stent placement.

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