Endovascular Management of Acute Enteric Bleeding from Pancreas Transplant
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- Semiz-Oysu, A. & Cwikiel, W. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2007) 30: 313. doi:10.1007/s00270-006-0058-z
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Arterioenteric fistula is a rare but serious complication of enteric drained pancreas transplant, which may lead to massive gastrointestinal bleeding. We present 3 patients with failed enteric drained pancreas transplants and massive gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to arterioenteric fistula. One patient was treated by embolization and the 2 others by stent graft placement. Bleeding was successfully controlled in all cases, at follow up of 5 days, 8 months, and 12 months, respectively. One patient died 24 days after embolization, of unknown causes.