Acute pancreatitis due to pancreatic arteriovenous malformation: 2 Case reports and review of the literature

Atsushi Kanno, Kennichi Satoh, Kenji Kimura, Atsushi Masamune, Tohru Asakura, Shinichi Egawa, Makoto Sunamura, Mika Watanabe, Tooru Shimosegawa

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Abstract

Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a relatively rare disease. Based on our literature search, 51 cases of pancreatic AVM have been reported since 1968. The gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common presenting symptom (24/51 cases [47%]). There were only 6 cases of pancreatitis in these cases. We describe 2 cases of acute pancretitis with pancreatic AVM. The patients who were diagnosed with acute pancreatitis were admitted to our hospital. Pancreatitis was considered to be caused by pancreatic AVM by some modalities of diagnostic imaging. The respective pancreatic AVM lesions of patients were resected to prevent the recurrence of pancreatitis. They are asymptomatic after the surgery. Pancreatic AVM is thought to be the one of the reasons for acute pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-425
Number of pages4
JournalPancreas
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May

Keywords

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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