CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 313–316

Endovascular Management of Acute Enteric Bleeding from Pancreas Transplant



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.


Arterioenteric fistula Gastrointestinal bleeding Pancreas transplant Stent-graft 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vascular and Interventional RadiologyUniversity of Michigan HospitalAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Michigan HospitalAnn ArborUSA

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