authors report a case of massive intraoperative bleeding complicating a post-pancreatic abscess. Hemorrhage was due to erosion of the splenic artery, which eventually ruptured within the abscess cavity, immediately after incising its wall. Left pancreatic resection was performed, the postoperative recovery was uneventful and the patient was found to be in good health at a 6-month follow-up. The most important etiopathogenic and clinical features of this rare but dramatic complication of pancreatitis are discussed on the basis of the authors’ personal experience and a recent literature review of 277 cases.

Pancreatic abscess and massive intraoperative bleeding due to erosion of the splenic artery. / Flati, Giancarlo; Porowska, Barbara; Flati, Donato; Proposito, Delia; Massimo La, Pinta; Enzo, Talarico; Carboni, Manlio. - In: DIGESTIVE SURGERY. - ISSN 0253-4886. - STAMPA. - 10:4(1993), pp. 194-197.

Pancreatic abscess and massive intraoperative bleeding due to erosion of the splenic artery.

FLATI, Giancarlo;POROWSKA, Barbara;FLATI, Donato;PROPOSITO, Delia;CARBONI, Manlio
1993

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authors report a case of massive intraoperative bleeding complicating a post-pancreatic abscess. Hemorrhage was due to erosion of the splenic artery, which eventually ruptured within the abscess cavity, immediately after incising its wall. Left pancreatic resection was performed, the postoperative recovery was uneventful and the patient was found to be in good health at a 6-month follow-up. The most important etiopathogenic and clinical features of this rare but dramatic complication of pancreatitis are discussed on the basis of the authors’ personal experience and a recent literature review of 277 cases.
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