Pancreas Resection and Pancreatitis Hemorrhage: Taking Years Off Your Life

  • Parsia A. Vagefi
  • Madhukar S. Patel
  • Keith D. LillemoeEmail author


A 54-year-old male with chronic pancreatitis (chronic pain, biliary and duodenal obstruction) is undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy procedure. During the dissection of the portal vein off of the inflamed and scarred pancreatic head/uncinate, the vein is torn. The tear is propagated into a larger hole with further attempts at dissection. You are called to help.


Pancreatic resection hemorrhage pancreatitis pseudoaneurysm post pancreatectomy hemorrhage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parsia A. Vagefi
    • 1
  • Madhukar S. Patel
    • 2
  • Keith D. Lillemoe
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Liver TransplantationMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.General SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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