Chronic Pancreatitis Presenting with Pseudocyst of Pancreas and Pseudo-aneurysm of Hepatic Artery
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- Janarthanan, K., Balalakshmoji, D., Sanathkumar, H.T. et al. Indian J Pediatr (2012) 79: 952. doi:10.1007/s12098-012-0723-y
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A 2-y-old girl presented with recurrent abdominal pain and hematemesis. The patient was diagnosed to have chronic calcific pancreatitis complicated by pseudocyst of the head of pancreas and pseudo-aneurysm of the common hepatic artery. Diagnosis was made using abdominal ultrasonography and CT angiography. The rarity of the presentation of pseudocyst with pseudo-aneurysm formation in a pediatric patient is noted. The pseudo-aneurysm was treated by embolization of the artery and the pain being refractory to analgesics was managed by celiac plexus blockade.