Hemosuccus Pancreaticus as a Rare Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding: a Report of Two Cases

  • Ghodratollah Maddah Mail Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Abbas Abdollahi Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Hamed Golmohammadzadeh Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
  • Mohsen Abdollahi Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Keywords:
Hemobilia, Hemosuccus pancreaticus, Pancreatic Ducts, Hemorrhage

Abstract

Pancreatic diseases are known to be associated with complications such as pseudocyst and abscess. A pseudoaneurysm associated with pancreatitis may develop as well. The pseudoaneurysm may rupture into various parts of the gastrointestinal tract; the peritoneal cavity, or the retroperitoneum. We report two cases of Hemosuccus pancreaticus admitted to our center in the past five years. One case was associated with acute pancreatitis, and another case was associated with chronic pancreatitis. A pseudocyst was found in two cases. Both were successfully managed by emergency surgery. So, Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding with difficult diagnosis, and surgery is the effective treatment for the patient with severe bleeding. However in cases with no life-threatening bleeding angiography and embolization can be performed.

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Maddah G, Abdollahi A, Golmohammadzadeh H, Abdollahi M. Hemosuccus Pancreaticus as a Rare Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding: a Report of Two Cases. Acta Med Iran. 53(5):320-323.
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