Management of inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms: A 4-year, single center experience

Karl S. Chiang, C. Michael Johnson, Michael A. McKusick, Timothy P. Maus, Anthony W. Stanson

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Inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms are uncommon visceral artery aneurysms usually difficult to resect, and, if untreated, have a propensity to rupture with catastrophic results. We reviewed the clinical and treatment records of four patients encountered in our institution within the last 4 years. Three patients presented as bleeding emergencies from single aneurysms and were successfully treated by transcatheter embolization using coaxial technique and a variety of embolic agents. One nonemergent, asymptomatic patient had surgical resection of two inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms due to unfavorable anatomy for embolization. Embolization therapy appears to be the treatment of choice in the emergency setting. Patients with unsuitable anatomy for embolization may still re quire surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1994


  • Angiography
  • Co-axial catheter technique
  • Embolization
  • Inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms
  • Rheumatoid vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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