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Pancreatic Pseudocyst Eroding Into the Splenoportal Venous Confluence and Mimicking an Arterial Aneurysm

Radiology Case Reports 01/2009; 4(1(2009)). DOI: 10.2484/rcr.v4i1.234

ABSTRACT We report the case of a 62-year-old man with chronic pancreatitis who presented with
increasing abdominal pain. Sonography, magnetic resonance imaging, contrast-enhanced
computed tomography, and ultimately catheter angiography demonstrated a pancreatic
pseudocyst that had eroded into the splenoportal venous confluence, mimicking an
arterial aneurysm. The diagnostic was confirmed at the time of surgical treatment. This
case demonstrates the use of imaging to diagnose complications of pancreatitis, and the difficulty
of distinguishing an eroding pseudocyst from an arterial aneurysm.

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