Successful management of hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm complicating chronic pancreatitis by stenting Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Aneurysm, False
  • Hepatic Artery
  • Pancreatitis, Chronic
  • Stents


  • A 41-year old alchoholic male with a history of chronic pancreatitis was admitted for nausea, vomiting and weight loss. Angiogram was performed and demonstrated an aneurysmal sac with a narrow neck originating from the inferior aspect of the distal portion of the proper hepatic artery. The origin of the pseudoaneurysm was covered with a 5 mm multiply 2.5 cm Viabahn cover stent (Gore). A repeat angiogram showed some leak and a second stent (6 mm multiply 2.3 cm) was deployed and overlapped with the first stent by 3 mm. Contrast was injected and a repeat angiogram demonstrated complete exclusion of the aneurysm. A repeat computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan of the abdomen after 24 h showed successful stenting. The patient had an uneventful post-operative course.

publication date

  • September 21, 2006



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4088180

PubMed ID

  • 17007032

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5733

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