• Aneurysms of the pancreaticoduodenal arcades, although uncommon, may rupture and produce symptoms similar to those of pancreatic carcinoma. We describe one patient with a ruptured inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm and a large hematoma in the pancreatic head. He had a three-week history of painless jaundice. Angiography was essential in establishing the diagnosis and defining a vascular road map preoperatively. The surgical management involved resection of the aneurysm and vascular reconstruction.
(Arch Surg 112:1201-1203, 1977)
Scheflan M, Kadir S, Athanasoulis CA, Hedberg SE. Pancreaticoduodenal Artery Aneurysm Simulating Carcinoma of the Head of the Pancreas. Arch Surg. 1977;112(10):1201-1203. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370100055010