Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 34, Issue 8, pp 656–659 | Cite as

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

  • Hossam K. Ahmed
  • Klaus D. Hagspiel
  • Eugene D. McGahrenIII
  • John F. Angle
  • Daniel A. Leung
  • David J. Spinosa
  • Alan H. Matsumoto
  • Bradley M. Rodgers
Case Report

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hossam K. Ahmed
    • 1
  • Klaus D. Hagspiel
    • 1
  • Eugene D. McGahrenIII
    • 2
  • John F. Angle
    • 1
  • Daniel A. Leung
    • 1
  • David J. Spinosa
    • 1
  • Alan H. Matsumoto
    • 1
  • Bradley M. Rodgers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric SurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA

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