TITLE

Duodenal Ulceration into the Cystic Artery with Resultant Massive Hemorrhage

AUTHOR(S)
Britt, Rebecca C.; Collins, Jay N.; Cole, Frederic J.; Weireter, Leonard J.; Britt, L. D.
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Nov2004, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p999
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Anterior duodenal ulceration with erosion into the cystic artery is an extremely rare source of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Interventions that have previously been reported include open exploration with cholecystectomy, open exploration while leaving the gallbladder in situ, and angiographic management. We report a case of massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding related to duodenal ulcer penetration of the cystic artery and discuss potential management strategies.
ACCESSION #
15109263

 

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