Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 271–275 | Cite as

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided thrombin injection for management of visceral artery pseudoaneurysm: A novel approach

  • Ashok JhajhariaEmail author
  • Shashank Wanjari
  • Prachis Ashdhir
  • Deepak Sharma
  • Rupesh Pokharna
  • Sandeep Nijhawan
Case Series


Visceral artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare and potentially life-threatening vascular entity with a high mortality rate, conventionally managed with digital subtraction angiography with coil embolization or surgery. However, in cases where angiographic coil embolization is not possible due to technical reasons, computerized tomography (CT)/ultrasonography-guided thrombin injection remains a viable option as described in the literature. In this case series, we intend to highlight the role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided thrombin injection in the management of abdominal visceral artery pseudoaneurysm, which is either inaccessible by endovascular route or have high surgical risk of complication.


Angiography Endoscopic ultrasound Pseudoaneurysm Thrombin 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

AJ, SW, PA, DS, RP, and SN declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashok Jhajharia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shashank Wanjari
    • 1
  • Prachis Ashdhir
    • 1
  • Deepak Sharma
    • 1
  • Rupesh Pokharna
    • 1
  • Sandeep Nijhawan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologySMS Medical College and HospitalJaipurIndia

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