Distal Pancreatic Necrosis After Splenic Angioembolization.
Pancreatic ischemia with necrosis is an extremely rare complication of splenic angioembolization (SAE). A 48-year-old male with a grade IV blunt splenic injury underwent angiography which demonstrated no active bleeding or pseudoaneurysm. Proximal SAE was performed. One week later, he developed severe sepsis. Repeat CT imaging showed nonperfusion of the distal pancreas, and laparotomy found necrosis of approximately 40% of the pancreas. Distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy were performed. He endured a prolonged hospital course with multiple complications. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for ischemic complications after SAE when sepsis develops.
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Yoo, R., Gaziano, M., Cortes, V., Chauhan, N., Bamberger, K., Reilly, E., Geng, T., Butts, C., & Ong, A. (2023). Distal Pancreatic Necrosis After Splenic Angioembolization.. The American surgeon, 31348231157839-31348231157839. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/00031348231157839
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