• Aneurysms of the pancreaticoduodenal arcades, although uncommon, may rupture and produce symptoms similar to those of pancreatic carcinoma. We describe one patient with a ruptured inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm and a large hematoma in the pancreatic head. He had a three-week history of painless jaundice. Angiography was essential in establishing the diagnosis and defining a vascular road map preoperatively. The surgical management involved resection of the aneurysm and vascular reconstruction.
(Arch Surg 112:1201-1203, 1977)