Post pancreatic tumor biopsy hemorrhage

Discussion:

During needle insertion into a pancreatic tumor one of the branches of the gasto-duodenal artery had been damaged.

CT was performed two hours after procedure, revealing active arterial bleeding. Conventional surgery was immediately performed so the vessel was occluded.

It is very important to carefully monitor patient after abdominal organ biopsy and in any unclear case perform immediate CT scan.

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