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Rupture of portal vein pseudoaneurysm caused by impinging infected walled off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN): a rare complication


We report a case of walled off pancreatic necrosis in a patient with alcoholic pancreatitis who underwent endoscopic ultrasound-guided multiple pigtail catheter drainage. 10 days later patient presented with massive haemorrhage likely due to erosion of portal vein pseudoaneurysm caused by decubitus of pigtails. Patient required emergent portal venorrhaphy to arrest haemorrhage.

  • pancreatitis
  • GI-stents
  • portal vein
  • vascular surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery

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