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Case Report  |   July 1992
Aortic dissection in acute pancreatitis
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Case Report   |   July 1992
Aortic dissection in acute pancreatitis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1992, Vol. 92, 921. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.7.921
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1992, Vol. 92, 921. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.7.921
Abstract

Extrapancreatic fluid collections are frequently seen in acute pancreatitis. Vascular damage with life-threatening hemorrhage is also a known complication. In the case report presented, we include documentation by computed tomography of an apparent abdominal aortic wall dissection by fluid in a patient with acute pancreatitis. Conservative therapy resulted in complete resolution without hemorrhage or aneurysm formation.