Acute Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of Celiac Artery: An Unusual Complication of Acute Pancreatitis
Westside Regional Medical Center
acute abdomen, acute arterial thrombosis, acute gallstone pancreatitis, celiac trunk, complicated acute pancreatitis
Digestive System Diseases | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences
Acute pancreatitis can lead to both local and systemic complications, including pseudocysts, biliary obstruction, duodenal obstruction, sepsis, necrosis, vascular complications, and multiorgan failure. Vascular complications following acute pancreatitis are associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality due to their thrombotic and hemorrhagic effects. When thrombosis is present, it usually involves the splanchnic venous system, but it is rarely seen in the arterial system. Celiac artery thrombosis is rare with only a few cases reported in the literature. In this case, we present a 65-year-old Hispanic female who presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain and nausea, with computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the abdomen revealing acute pancreatitis with thrombosis of the celiac artery, which was managed with anticoagulation.
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Alvi AT, Santiago LE, Lopez-Medal M. Acute Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of Celiac Artery: An Unusual Complication of Acute Pancreatitis. Cureus. 2023;15(9):e46249. doi:10.7759/cureus.46249