Tuberculous pancreatitis complicated by ruptured splenic artery pseudoaneurysm

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.13

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  • M. Irfan | mujammil76@doctors.org.uk Respiratory Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom.
  • F. Thiavalappil Respiratory Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom.
  • J. Nagaraj Respiratory Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom.
  • T.H. Brown Department of Surgery, Morriston Hospital, Swansea - College of Medicine, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK, United Kingdom.
  • D. Roberts Department of Radiology, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, United Kingdom.
  • L. Mcknight Department of Radiology, Morriston Hospital, Swansea - College of Medicine, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK, United Kingdom.
  • N.K. Harrison Respiratory Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea - College of Medicine, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Tuberculous pancreatitis complicated by ruptured splenic artery pseudoaneurysm. M. Irfan, F. Thiavalappil, J. Nagaraj, T.H. Brown, D. Roberts, L. Mcknight, N.K. Harrison. Tuberculosis involving the pancreas is rare. We report a patient with pancreatic tuberculosis complicated by haemorrhage from a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm. As far as we are aware, the development of a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm in association with a large caseating mass of tuberculous pancreatic lymph nodes has not been reported previously. We review the literature and discuss the varied presentations of tuberculosis involving the pancreas or the pancreatic bed and its draining lymph nodes.

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Published
2013-12-30
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TB Corner
Keywords:
Tuberculosis, Pancreatitis, Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm.
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Irfan, M., F. Thiavalappil, J. Nagaraj, T.H. Brown, D. Roberts, L. Mcknight, and N.K. Harrison. 2013. “Tuberculous Pancreatitis Complicated by Ruptured Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 79 (3-4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.13.