Acute pancreatitis associated with massive bleeding due to a duodenal ulcer

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Abstract

A 74-year-old man presented to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain in addition to anemia and melena, which were suspected to be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a blood-filled duodenum and acute pancreatitis. We prioritized treatments for pancreatitis, as the vital signs were stable, and temporary hemostasis was achieved. Two days later, esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a duodenal ulcer with an exposed vessel, and endoscopic hemostasis was performed. We urge clinicians to consider the possibility of pancreatitis associated with massive bleeding due to a duodenal ulcer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 5 2019

Keywords

  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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