INTRODUCTION: Bleeding from pancreatic pseudocyst's rupture into adjacent organs is a rare, but potentially fatal, complication of chronic pancreatitis requiring quick management. Timing of the rupture is unpredictable; early diagnosis and correct management is essential in preventing the bleeding. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 53 years old male patient successfully treated with emergency surgery for massive hematemesis due to a rupture of a bleeding pseudocyst into the stomach. Patient underwent emergency laparotomy and suture of the bleeding vessel. At 5 years follow-up patient is in healthy condition. CONCLUSION: This case shows to surgeons that pancreatic pseudocyst cannot be managed strictly with one rule and prompt surgical treatment is mandatory in case of haemodinamic instability.
|Autori:||DONATINI GIANLUCA; IACCONI PIETRO; DE BARTOLOMEIS CARMINE; IACCONI CHIARA; CALDARELLI CLAUDIO; CARAMELLA DAVIDE; CHIARUGI MASSIMO; MICCOLI P|
|Titolo:||Massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a pancreatic pseudocyst rupture: A case report|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4076/1757-1626-2-6793|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|