Acute pancreatitis associated with massive bleeding due to a duodenal ulcer
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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.
KeywordsPancreatitis Duodenal ulcer Gastrointestinal bleeding
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The authors declare no conflicts of interest or financial relationships relevant to this article.
All procedures were carefully conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and in line with the Helsinki Declaration.
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