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

Department of Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Box 800170, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.
Pediatric Radiology (Impact Factor: 1.57). 09/2004; 34(8):656-9. DOI: 10.1007/s00247-004-1186-8
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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.

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