Interventions in Pancreatitis: Management of Vascular Complications

  • Lakshmi Kumar Chalamarla
  • Amar Mukund


The mortality in pancreatitis patients with bleeding from major vascular involvement is 34% to 52%. Prompt detection and multidisciplinary approach for treatment can be lifesaving. Endovascular treatment is the recommended initial treatment of choice for non-gastrointestinal bleed in patients with pancreatitis. In this chapter, we briefly describe the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, imaging, relevant vascular anatomy, and approach for management. The endovascular technique, hardware required, selection of embolization agent in various situations, and recent advances in endovascular treatment are described in detail.


Pancreatitis Bleeding Hemorrhage Pseudoaneurysm Embolization Endovascular 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lakshmi Kumar Chalamarla
    • 1
  • Amar Mukund
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyInstitute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre, Institute of Transplantation SciencesAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Interventional RadiologyInstitute of Liver and Biliary SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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