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January 1952

ANEURYSM OF AN ANOMALOUS PANCREATICODUODENAL ARTERYCase Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

CLEVELAND
From the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

AMA Arch Surg. 1952;64(1):74-79. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1952.01260010085010
Abstract

ANEURYSMS of intra-abdominal vessels other than the aorta are rare surgical lesions. The hepatic artery or its branches has been the site of these aneurysms in 85 cases collected by Malloy and Janson1 in 1942, and since that time nine cases have been added.2 It is the object of this report to present such a lesion discovered at operation and proved to arise from an anomalous pancreaticoduodenal artery at autopsy. We will also briefly review pertinent points from the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  C. R., admitted to the hospital on July 19, 1950, was a 68-year-old white farmer with a six-week history of painless jaundice, pruritus, acholic stools, and dark-colored urine. In the 18 years before his admission he had intermittent "attacks" of jaundice that occurred on approximately seven occasions, but this last episode was most severe, and he was advised by his physician to seek

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