Percutaneous thrombin and trans‑arterial coil embolization in post pancreatitis gastroduodenal artery pseudo‑aneurysm

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2015,4,1,52-54.
Published:January 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Ajit K. Yadav, Arun Gupta, Abhishek Agarwal1, Hirenkumar K. K. Panwala1, Navneet Redhu1, Kamal Kant Saxena1

Department of Interventional Radiology and 1Radiodiagnosis, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India


Visceral artery pseudo‑aneurysm is a rare but one of the dreaded complications of pancreatitis. Early treatment is advocated in all patients to decrease associated mortality. Transarterial coil embolization is the treatment of choice in such pseudo‑aneurysm. However in cases with absent distal circulation, percutaneous thrombin can be used successfully. Here we present a case of post pancreatitis gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm in which percutaneous thrombin was injected in addition to selective coil embolization as an alternative for the conventional coil embolization.