Pancreatic pseudocyst eroding into the splenoportal venous confluence and mimicking an arterial aneurysm

  • We report the case of a 62-year-old man with chronic pancreatitis who presented with increasing abdominal pain. Sonography, magnetic resonance imaging, contrast-enhanced computed tomography, and ultimately catheter angiography demonstrated a pancreatic pseudocyst that had eroded into the splenoportal venous confluence, mimicking an arterial aneurysm. The diagnostic was confirmed at the time of surgical treatment. This case demonstrates the use of imaging to diagnose complications of pancreatitis, and the difficulty of distinguishing an eroding pseudocyst from an arterial aneurysm.

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Author:Waleed Alhajii, Nour-Eldin Abdelrehim Nour-Eldin MohammedORCiDGND, Nagy Naguib Naeem NaguibORCiDGND, Thomas Lehnert, Karen Koitka, Thomas J. VoglORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Radiology Case Reports
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2009/09/07
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/09/07
Copyright: © 2009 The Authors. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License, which permits reproduction and distribution, provided the original work is properly cited. Commercial use and derivative works are not permitted.
Source:Radiology Case Reports, Vol 4, No 1 (2009), DOI: 10.2484/rcr.v4i1.234 ;
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht