Gut and Liver 2010; 4(1): 135-139 https://doi.org/10.5009/gnl.2010.4.1.135 A Case of Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis due to Pancreatic Arteriovenous Malformation
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Jong Kyoung Choi*, Sang Hyub Lee*, Min Sun Kwak*, Jai Hwan Kim*, Eun Sun Jang*, Sung Wook Hwang*, Jin Hyeok Hwang*, Li Jin Joo, Yoo Seok Yoon, and Hae Ryoung Kim§
Departments of *Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, §Pathology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea

Sang Hyub Lee
© The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Korean Association the Study of Intestinal Diseases, the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, Korean Pancreatobiliary Association, and Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer. All rights reserved.

Abstract
Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an extremely rare condition with various clinical manifestations. We report herein a case of recurrent acute pancreatitis due to pancreatic AVM in a 49-year-old man. This patient presented with epigastric pain that had developed after consuming alcohol 2 days prior to admission. Serum amylase and lipase levels were elevated and computed tomography revealed focal low-attenuation lesions with peripancreatic infiltrations in the pancreatic tail and multiple collateral vessels around the low-attenuation lesions. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and pancreatic AVM. Although he had stopped drinking after the first attack of acute pancreatitis, his pancreatitis recurred twice within 3 months. He underwent a distal pancreatectomy after the third attack of acute pancreatitis. He was free of symptoms for 2 years after the pancreatectomy. (Gut Liver 2010;4:135-139)
Keywords: Pancreatitis; Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation
Abstract
Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an extremely rare condition with various clinical manifestations. We report herein a case of recurrent acute pancreatitis due to pancreatic AVM in a 49-year-old man. This patient presented with epigastric pain that had developed after consuming alcohol 2 days prior to admission. Serum amylase and lipase levels were elevated and computed tomography revealed focal low-attenuation lesions with peripancreatic infiltrations in the pancreatic tail and multiple collateral vessels around the low-attenuation lesions. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and pancreatic AVM. Although he had stopped drinking after the first attack of acute pancreatitis, his pancreatitis recurred twice within 3 months. He underwent a distal pancreatectomy after the third attack of acute pancreatitis. He was free of symptoms for 2 years after the pancreatectomy. (Gut Liver 2010;4:135-139)
Keywords: Pancreatitis; Pancreatic arteriovenous malformation
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