Variceal hemorrhage as a consequence of spontaneous rupture of a pancreatic pseudocyst into the splenic vein.

@article{Demetrick1989VaricealHA,
  title={Variceal hemorrhage as a consequence of spontaneous rupture of a pancreatic pseudocyst into the splenic vein.},
  author={Douglas J. Demetrick and James K Kelly},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1989},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={1103-5}
}
We describe a case of a 68-yr-old man who died as a consequence of a massive bleed from esophageal varices. At autopsy, a pancreatic pseudocyst that communicated directly with the splenic vein was found. Histology confirmed that material from the pseudocyst had embolized to the peripheral portal veins, occluding many of them.