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Tender Abdominal Mass from Colic Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a Patient with Chronic Pancreatitis


This case presents an unusual etiology of a tender abdominal mass in a patient with a history of chronic alcoholic pancreatitis who presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain. The case underscores the importance of maintaining a wide differential diagnosis in recurrent pancreatitis so as to avoid a potentially lethal, if rare, complication. Appropriate imaging and consultation were essential to achieve a satisfactory result.