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Management of Bleeding from the Pancreas

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Acute hemorrhage originating from the pancreas is the least common form of gastrointestinal bleeding. Patients typically present with a triad of epigastric abdominal pain, intermittent gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and hyperamylasemia. Diagnosis is challenging but can be made through a combination of upper endoscopy, endoscopic retrogradge cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound, computed tomography angiography, and angiography. First line treatment in stable patients is endovascular. In unstable patients, operative intervention is required.

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Dolejs, S., Ceppa, E.P. (2016). Management of Bleeding from the Pancreas. In: Pryor, A., Pappas, T., Branch, M. (eds) Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40646-6_10

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