Fistula from the superior mesenteric artery to duodenum: A rare cause of death from pancreatic carcinoma

Brett L. Thorstad, Frederick S. Keller

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A fistula from the superior mesenteric artery to the duodenum is an extremely rare complication of pancreatic carcinoma. It presents with overwhelming upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage and can lead to death from blood loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987



  • Fistula, vascular-enteric
  • Hemorrhage, gastrointestinal
  • Pancreas, carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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