[Hemorrhages from the pancreatic duct system: a severe complication in pancreatic diseases].Fortschr Med. 1981 Sep 03; 99(33):1281-4.FM
The incidence of hemorrhage into the gastrointestinal tract associated with formation of pancreatic pseudocysts or cystadenoma are very rare. When it does occur, it is almost always fatal. Two of our patients had intermittent episodes of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage with severe anemia. After ERCP we performed subtotal resection of the pancreas in one case and total pancreatectomy in the other. The postoperative course was uncomplicated. Within the last 2 years no episodes of hemorrhage were seen.