Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to gastroduodenal pseudoaneurysm

  • Sanket R Thakore TTUHSC @ Amarillo, TX
  • Omar N Nadhem
  • Essam Nakhla
  • Steven Urban
Keywords: pseudoaneurysm, gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm, gastrointestinal bleeding, visceral angiography


Among the uncommon etiologies of gastrointestinal bleeding, gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare condition that complicates acute recurrent pancreatitis, trauma, ERCP, cholecystectomy and other conditions. It is a life threatening condition that carries a mortality rate of 40% if not treated. We report a case of a 51-year- old male with history of recurrent acute pancreatitis who presented with repeated episodes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding of unclear source that required multiple admissions and blood transfusion. After thorough evaluation, the source was found to be gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to recurrent idiopathic acute pancreatitis that was successfully treated with catheter embolization.


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Author Biographies

Sanket R Thakore, TTUHSC @ Amarillo, TX

Chief Resident,

Internal Medicine

Omar N Nadhem
Essam Nakhla
Steven Urban
How to Cite
Thakore, S. R., Nadhem, O. N., Nakhla, E., & Urban, S. (2015). Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to gastroduodenal pseudoaneurysm. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 3(12), 21-25. Retrieved from https://pulmonarychronicles.com/index.php/pulmonarychronicles/article/view/208