Rare Cause of Delayed Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Pancreaticoduodenectomy

  • Aneel Damle Solid Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Worcester, MA, USA
  • Asa Clemenzi-Allen
  • Nicolas Jabbour Solid Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Worcester, MA, USA
  • Shimul A Shah Solid Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Worcester, MA, USA
Keywords: Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures, Hemobilia, Hemorrhage, Jaundice, Pancreatic Neoplasms, Pancreatico¬duodenectomy


Context Luminal bleeding after pancreaticoduodenectomy can be present in various degrees of acuity in up to 30% of patients. Case report In this report, we describe a rare and uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding after pancreaticoduodenectomy and review of the literature. Conclusions Multiple biliary procedures with common complications increase the difficulty making the correct diagnosis and therefore all possible etiologies of a complication must be evaluated.


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DamleA., Clemenzi-AllenA., JabbourN., & ShahS. (2012). Rare Cause of Delayed Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Pancreaticoduodenectomy. JOP. Journal of the Pancreas, 13(2), 222-225. https://doi.org/10.6092/1590-8577/480