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Pancreatitis (cont.)

Another potential complication of pancreatitis is the development of a pseudoaneurysm. These are secondary to peripancreatic inflammation eroding into an artery causing a contained rupture. Pseudoaneurysms appear as saccular dilatations of an artery and enhance to the same degree as other portions of the artery on contrasted exams. The splenic and gastroduodenal arteries are most commonly involved.

Pancreatic pseudocyst (arrow).

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