Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : PD09 - PD10

Pseudo Aneurysm of Aberrant Right Gastroepiploic Artery Mimicking Pseudocyst of Pancreas– A Rare Case Report

Abhinav Jauhari, Ambuj Shrivastava, Rajesh Kumar Soni, Ashutosh Darbari

1. Senior Resident, Department of Surgery, V.M.M.C. and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 2. Postgraduate Student, Department of Radio diagnosis, Sri Devarajurs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka, India. 3. Professor, Department of Surgery, V.M.M.C. and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. 4. Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Chirayu Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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Pseudoaneurysm of peripancreatic vessel is a rare complication of pancreatitis. The splenic artery is the most commonly affected vessels close to the pancreas. Pseudoaneurysm of right gastroepiploic artery is rare. It can rupture into Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract, retroperitoneum, peritoneal cavity, biliopancreatic duct or pseudocyst. Clinical diagnosis of unruptured pseudoaneurysm is rarely possible because there are no specific signs and symptoms. We hereby report a case of pseudoaneurysm of aberrant right gastroepiploic artery in 30-year-old male which presented with history of epigastric pain and lump with episode of haematemesis and malena. Diagnosis was suspected on Doppler Ultrasonography (USG), which was later confirmed by CECT and angiography. Patient was treated by coil embolization. The pain and lump in epigastrium disappeared within five to six days. Patient is symptom free after six months of follow up.


Embolization, Haematemesis, Pancreatitis

How to cite this article :

Abhinav Jauhari, Ambuj Shrivastava, Rajesh Kumar Soni, Ashutosh Darbari. PSEUDO ANEURYSM OF ABERRANT RIGHT GASTROEPIPLOIC ARTERY MIMICKING PSEUDOCYST OF PANCREAS– A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Jun 22 ]; 11:PD09-PD10. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25314.9651

Date of Submission: Nov 21, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 10, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 20, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


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