Cystic artery hemorrhage: A complication of penetrating duodenal ulcer

Academic Article


  • Erosion of the cystic artery by the direct penetration of a duodenal ulcer is a rare complication of peptic ulcer disease. Two patients with this complication are reported, one of whom had undergone cholecystectomy. Emergency angiography demonstrated extravasation from the cystic artery directly into the lumen of the duodenum. The diagnostic and the therapeutic implications of the angiographic findings are discussed.
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  • Radiology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Glazer HB; Stanley RJ; Koehler RE
  • Start Page

  • 623
  • End Page

  • 625
  • Volume

  • 136
  • Issue

  • 3