Hemosuccus pancreaticus | definition of hemosuccus pancreaticus by Medical dictionary
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he·mo·suc·cus pan·cre·a·ti·cus (hē'mō-sŭk'ŭs pan'krē-at'i-kŭs),
Bleeding into the pancreatic duct, usually as a result of trauma, tumor, inflammation, or pseudoaneurysm associated with pseudocyst.
hemosuccus pancreaticus (hē″mō-sŭk′ŭs pang″krē-at′ĭ-kŭs, pan″)
Bleeding from the pancreatic duct. A rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding most often seen in patients with necrotic pancreatitis, it occurs when the inflamed pancreatic mass erodes into a local artery, such as the splenic artery.
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In addition, bleeding into the pancreatic duct manifesting as recurrent episodes of hemosuccus pancreaticus
have been reported as well as bleeding into the common bile duct.
Hemosuccus pancreaticus from a pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery proper in a patient with a pancreatic pseudocyst.
Hemosuccus pancreaticus from a traumatic gastroduodenal pseudoaneurysm: an unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Hemosuccus pancreaticus as a source of obscure upper gastrointestinal bleeding: three cases and literature review.
Hemosuccus pancreaticus due to a pressure ulcer in pancreatolithiasis.
6) Unusual complications have been described secondary to left gastric pseudoaneurysms, including hemosuccus pancreaticus
(hemoductal pancreatitis) and wirsungorrhagia (direct pseudoaneurysm rupture into the duct of Wirsung).