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Celiac artery trunk thrombosis: an unusual complication of pancreatitis diagnosed on MRI

  • Elizabeth Kagan Arleo
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 525 East 68th St., New York, NY 10021, USA.
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    Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
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  • Kevin Mennitt
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    Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
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      Abstract

      Celiac artery trunk thrombosis is a rare complication of pancreatitis. Only two other cases have been reported in the English-language literature. Here, we present the clinical and multimodality imaging findings for a woman with pancreatitis who had continued pain after normalization of pancreatic enzyme levels and was unexpectedly found to have occlusion of her celiac trunk on follow-up MRI. She was managed as an outpatient and had spontaneous resolution 2 weeks later.

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