Case Report

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 656-659

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Pancreatic pseudoaneurysm in a child with hereditary pancreatitis: diagnosis with multidetector CT angiography

  • Hossam K. AhmedAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System
  • , Klaus D. HagspielAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System Email author 
  • , Eugene D. McGahrenIIIAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Virginia Health System
  • , John F. AngleAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System
  • , Daniel A. LeungAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System
  • , David J. SpinosaAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System
  • , Alan H. MatsumotoAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System
  • , Bradley M. RodgersAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Virginia Health System

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Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm formation is a serious vascular complication of pancreatitis. It most commonly affects splenic and gastroduodenal arteries. We report a rare case of superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm in a child with hereditary pancreatitis. Multidetector CT angiography allowed the comprehensive assessment of the aneurysm and allowed accurate surgical planning obviating the need for catheter angiography.

Keywords

Pseudoaneurysm Pancreatitis Computed tomography Contrast studies